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    Scarce Carte De Visite of the Famed "Siamese Twins" Chang and Eng with Two of their Sons. Born in Siam (Thailand) in 1811 they were "discovered" by a British entrepreneur in 1829 and exhibited on a world tour. In 1839 they settled on a plantation in North Carolina, bought slaves, became naturalized American citizens and adopted the name Bunker. In 1843 they married two sisters with Chang subsequently siring ten children and Eng eleven. Chang's son Christopher, and Eng's son Stephen, both fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The twins died within four hours of one another in 1874. Although regular commercial portraits of them are often encountered, this view with their sons is quite rare. Image fine with photo service labels on the verso.

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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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