- 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.
- This sign post is one of three used in the production of the show, likely a replica made for the final season of the show after the original was destroyed in a 1982 fire at Malibu Creek State Park, the outdoor filming location used throughout the series' production. Twentieth Century Fox donated the sign post to the museum in 1983.
- Object Name
- sign post
- Date made
- Associated Date
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- wood; steel; paint (overall material)
- metal (base material)
- overall: 97 in x 35 in x 35 in; 246.38 cm x 88.9 cm x 88.9 cm
- overall: 97 in x 35 in x 25 in; 246.38 cm x 88.9 cm x 63.5 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Twentieth Century-Fox (through Robert B. Morin)
- Korean War
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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