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Bryant Savoy
Bryant Savoy • 1 year ago

Siamese Twins Bob and Billy Houston born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Currently performing regularly in the South.

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Daisy and Violet Hilton, circa 1920s, who later went on to star in Tod Browning’s 1932 masterpiece Freaks. Long before they appeared in Freaks, the pretty Siamese twins (originally born in England) toured the United States, performing wonderful musical numbers in auditoriums to adoring audiences and working with another English-born entertainer, Bob Hope, early in his career.

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.

Mutter Museum: Plaster cast of Chang & Eng, the original "Siamese twins." Fun Fact: they married sisters and lived on two adjacent farms in the south once they left the circus. Between the two of them, they had 21 kids. I can't even imagine how the logistics of that sex worked!

Cabinet card of fake conjoined twins Rudolph and Adolph. Conjoined twins are identical twins and these guys look nothing alike ( they weren't related at all). The guy on the right had small, malformed legs and he was attached by a harness to the other guy.

Twins and a ghostly image! :O

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