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    Violet & Daisy Hilton, Siamese Twins (Quigley Litho, K.C., MO., 1920) Theater Poster (27" X 41"). Daisy and Violet Hilton were born in Brighton, England in 1908 and were a sensation from their time of birth. They appeared in American sideshows all during the 1920's and that is when this poster dates from. They eventually went into vaudeville with a revue and appeared in Tod Browning's famed and often banned film, "Freaks" (1932). Their life story was filmed as "Chained for Life" (1951) and there was a Broadway musical, "Side Show" (1997) based on their lives. After a bizarre personal life, with supposedly many affairs and several marriages, they ended up penniless and died together of the Hong Kong flu in 1969. This poster image has been often reproduced on everything from postcards to refrigerator magnets. It is unusual to find an original stone sideshow litho from the 1920's. Very Fine- condition on Linen.

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