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San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster

Image ID: g98f811

San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster ([1920-1935])

Image Details

Image Title

:  San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster

Created Date

: [1920-1935]

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 poster : col. ; 107 x 70 cm., on paper backing, 108 x 71 cm.


: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) 'The sensation of vaudeville', San Antonio's Siamese twins--Top. Note 3.) Advertisement for vaudeville performers Daisy and Violet Hilton, drawn standing, each holding a saxophone. Note 4.) Daisy and Violet Hilton, Siamese twins born 1908 to an unwed British barmaid in Brighton, England, were sold at birth to their midwife Mary Hilton, who soon began exhibiting them in public. At Mary Hilton's death, they then became the wards of her daughter Emily, who later married Myer Myers of San Antonio, Texas, where they all moved. Emily Myers continued to profit off her wards, sometimes making as much as $3500.00 per week from their app ....
[See More...] Note 5.) Poster edges torn; fully encapsulated. Note 6.) Posters & lobby cards Note 7.) Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923


: Circus and magic posters


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ +++ 5261

Digital ID

: g98f811

Record ID

: 182370

Digital Item Published

: 7-28-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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