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HISTORY DETECTIVES


Monday, July 13 at 9 p.m.

History DetectivesA Colorado woman has a silver baby cup engraved “Patricia 1933. A Century of Progress Chicago.” She hopes this 1933 Chicago World’s Fair souvenir can unlock the mystery of her mother’s unusual start in life. Two bulging photo albums, dated 1914 to 1916, containing hundreds of photos of old silent film stars and a behind-the-scenes look into an enormous film studio empire — not in Hollywood, but Philadelphia. Who are the people in these albums; perhaps family members? A strange rug with the central figure of a man with a feathered head holding lightning bolts is thought to be taboo. Who wove the rug and what does it mean?

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