Piramal and Sami and Adolph and Rudolph and Millie and Chistine and Daisy and Violet and Daisy and Violet…


Frank Wendt, Piramal & Sami, Brother & Sister Double Bodied Hindoo Enigma, ca. 1915


Frank Wendt, Adolph-Rudolph, 27 Years Old, Born, Vienna, Austria, ca. 1898


Ollivier Photo, Millie Christine: The Carolina Twin, surnamed the 2-headed Nightingale, ca. 1880

A book: History and medical description of the two-headed girl, sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents, told in “her own particular way” by “one of them.” (1869)
That “contains a short autobiographical sketch of Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912), conjoined twins who were born to a family of African-American slaves in North Carolina. Second section contains a detailed report on physiological aspects of the twins’ bodies” can be read here.


Martin Munkacsi, [Daisy and Violet Hilton in dressing room, Birmingham], 1932


Martin Munkacsi, [Daisy and Violet Hilton, Birmingham], 1932

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One Response to Piramal and Sami and Adolph and Rudolph and Millie and Chistine and Daisy and Violet and Daisy and Violet…

  1. catedingley says:

    The first man, Piramal & Sami, was also photographed by Augustus Sherman at Ellis Island!

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