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  • Lyn Wooley

    Dionne Quintuplets born at their home in Canada, 1934 and exploited by the doctor who attended. Their lives were tragic.

  • Alyssa Musclow

    The Dionne Quintuplets born in 1934 are the first quintuplets known to survive infancy. It is believed they were all identical. Born to a poor family in Canada the government took custody and raised them in "Quintland" which became a popular tourist attraction. They later said "Our lives have been ruined by the exploitation we suffered at the hands of the government of Ontario, our place of birth. We were displayed as a curiosity three times a day for millions of tourists." how sad!

  • Sallie Denmark

    Long story behind these girls.Today, only two are living, the Dionne Quints are the 1st set to be born . They were born 1934, lived at home for 4 months then were taken and made wards of the King in Ontario. They became a profitable tourist attraction for the government. All 5 lives were devistated by their exploitation. They now run the museum.

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Dionne Quintuplets (born May 28, 1934) are the first quintuplets known to survive their infancy. The sisters were born just outside Callander, Ontario, near the village of Corbeil. After four months with their family, they were made wards of the King for the next nine years under the Dionne Quintuplets' Guardianship Act, 1935. The government and those around them began to profit by making them a significant tourist attraction in Ontario. It was a sad story.

New York Times, May 29, 1934 - Dionne quintuplets are born in Canada.

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Dionne quintuplets. They were taken away from their parents at a young age and put on display.

Born May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets, photographed here with the first Minister of the Crown for Ontario, Canada. The first known quints to survive infancy, they became wards of the king under the Dionne Quintuplets’ Guardianship Act, 1935 for the first decade of their lives, and, somewhat bizarrely, a popular tourist attraction

The Dionne Quintuplets (Identical) Born in 1934 in Canada. They were the first to survive infancy.

Dionne Quintuplets ....how sad the government took them for their profit.. their parents must have felt horrible.

The Dionne Quintuplets with Dr. Dafoe at Callander

The Dionne quintuplets on their 1st birthday, 1935

POLAND. 1948. Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard.

Gingery, lovely soda pop goodness from the late 40s.