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    Two Images of Black 'Curiosities'. A terrific pair of photographs. The first is a CDV of Millie and Christine, conjoined twins who toured with P.T. Barnum, by Oliver of New York. The verso bears some biographical details and a short verse which reads in part: "Some people say I must be two! The doctors say it is not true. Some cry out humbug, till they see, And then exclaim, 'great mystery.' Two heads, four arms, four feet, All in one perfect body meet. I am most wonderfully made, All scientific men have said...." The twins enjoyed international celebrity for may years and were the main attraction in several of Barnum's venues. Together with a cabinet card by Went of New York of a deformed man on the knee of his attendant.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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