A Colorado woman wants to know if a silver baby cup from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, engraved with the name "Patricia", can unlock the mystery to her mother's unusual start in life.
Family lore says the Chicago Public Health Board took premature Patricia from her shoebox cradle at home and put her in an incubator at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.
But why were babies exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair?
History Detectives learns about the forgotten doctor who brought life saving incubator technology to the United States at the turn of the 20th century.
Promotional Material from the Fair
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