History Detectives

Sideshow Babies

Clip: Season 7 Episode 4 | 16m 49s

A 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?

Aired: 07/12/09

Rating: TV-G

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