M*A*S*H Signpost

Description
Pointing the way to anyplace but here, this prop from M*A*S*H (CBS, 1972-83) reflects the characters' humorous efforts to cope with the horrors of war.
The show, set in an army field hospital during the Korean War, debuted in the final years of the Vietnam War, and its antiwar theme resonated with many Americans. Its talented ensemble cast and compelling storylines earned M*A*S*H lasting popularity. The final program, broadcast on February 28, 1983, was the most-watched series episode in television history.
Object Name
sign post
Date made
1970-1972
Associated Date
1970s
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (base material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 35 in; 22.86 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
1983.0095.237
accession number
1983.0095
catalog number
1983.0095.237
subject
M*A*S*H
Television
Popular Entertainment
Military
Television
event
Korean War
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Exhibition
Treasures
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

Visitor Comments

11/14/2012 1:25:11 PM
Greg
I would love to see the MASH set brought back.
Add a comment about this object

Submit a comment or ask a question about this object using the form below. Submissions are moderated and may receive a curator response. Please note that we cannot evaluate or appraise your personal artifacts. For other questions or general inquiries please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
7/16/2013 3:34:09 PM
National Museum of American History
During 2007, the sign post is on display in the "Treasures of American History" exhibition on view at the National Air & Space Museum.