Daisy and Violet - Texas Siamese Twins

Daisy and Violet - Texas Siamese Twins

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Daisy and Violet -Texas Siamese Twins

These are the Hilton twins, born 1908 (in San Antonio, TX?)
The San Antonio Express-News published a great article about the twins 5/18/2008. Article mentions a book written in 2006 by Dean Jensen "The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins".
The twins successfully transitioned from circus sideshow to vaudeville and performed with many famous people including Bob Hope, and George Burns and Gracie Allen. They died in 1969. They were working in a grocery store at the time.

Daisy and Violet - Texas Siamese Twins

The girls were born in Brighton, England (East Sussex) on 5 February 1908. Their mother was a single barmaid named Kate Skinner. The sisters were born joined by their hips and buttocks; they shared blood circulation and were fused at the pelvis but shared no major organs. Skinner's boss Mary Hilton, who helped in childbirth, apparently saw commercial prospects in them, and thus effectively bought them from their mother and took them under her care. The girls first stayed above the Queens Head in Brighton, but later moved to the Evening Star.

(copied from Wikipidia)