George Washington's Teeth

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4470861/4470862" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Jeffrey Schwartz, a forensic anthropologist from the University of Pittsburgh, is trying to recreate what George Washington may have looked like when he was in his early 20s, using the dentures he wore later in life. Schwartz says most representations of Washington are not accurate, especially the one on the dollar bill.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.