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

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

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1920 - 1935 (Approximate)
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 5261
Topics
Vaudeville shows -- United States -- 1921-1930
Conjoined twins
Genres
Posters
Notes
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: "'The sensation of vaudeville', San Antonio's Siamese twins"--Top.
Biographical/historical: 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 appearances as instumentalists and dancers in side shows, vaudeville, and on the Orpheum Circuit. In 1931, they successfully brought suit against Emily Myers to gain financial control over their own lives. They continued performing, appearing in several movies, and, despite very brief marriages for both of them, they remained alone, dying together in 1969.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 107 x 70 cm., on paper backing, 108 x 71 cm
Poster edges torn; fully encapsulated.
Description
Advertisement for vaudeville performers Daisy and Violet Hilton, drawn standing, each holding a saxophone.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-F811
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14520715
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7fc78760-c62c-012f-b503-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1920: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1920 - 1935. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1920 - 1935). San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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