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Jim Sharp
Jim Sharp • 29 weeks ago

Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

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ca. 1860-1890, [portrait of Millie and Christine McKoy, conjoined twins, billed as “Millie-Christine, the Two-Headed Nightingale”]

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