I have a Sears National Baby Contest cup that is dated 1934.
Can you tell me about the contest?
Sears sponsored The National Baby Contest in conjunction with
the 1934 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. All
together, 114,364 babies were entered in the contest for a total
prize purse of $40,000 – $5,000 cash and a $5,000 R. E. Wood
College Education Policy went to the winning baby. The final
selection was made by popular vote, with Marilyn Yvonne Miller
of South Dakota receiving 24,000 votes. The cup you have was
presented to one of the babies who received Honorable Mention.
This prize included a small medal and a small silver cup. We do
not have a list of the Honorable Mention winners.