Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A print advertising admission to the display of Millie Christine for the price of one penny. At the center of the page are two images, a front and a back view of the conjoined twins Millie Christine. The front view shows the pair in heeled boots and a patterned dress with a wide skirt; their arms are outstretched. The back view shows the two with their arms around each other, wearing a short skirt but no other clothing.

Title: The Astonishing Birth and History of that Wonderful Freak of Nature…Millie Christine

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Date: 1871

Source: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University

Copyright/Permissions: The Astonishing Birth and History of that Wonderful Freak of Nature…Millie Christine. Wood engraving & letterpress. London: Published by F. Farrah 282, Strand, And A. Richie, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, 1871. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Prints and Drawings Collection

Location(s): North Carolina, USA; Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London, England; 282 Strand, London, England

 

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