Raynors HCA 2020-02
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CDV of conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy, full standing in formal dresses, VG. No backmark. The twins, later known as "The Carolina Twins" or "The Two-Headed Nightingale", were born into slavery in 1851. They were showcased by numerous owners until the emancipation of slavery in 1863. Following that, they were taken in by former owner Joseph Pearson Smith, who took them to England and provided them with an education as well as singing, dancing, and foreign language lessons. They had a successful seven-year tour of Europe and even met Queen Victoria. They later moved back to the United States and bought the farm where they were born. They lived to the age of 61 and are buried in Whiteville, North Carolina.
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The Carolina Twins

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