Les jumeaux Chinois Célèbres: unique pitch card of Chinese conjoined twins, 1901
[Siamese Twins]. Les jumeaux Chinois Célèbres.
[The Netherlands or Belgium?], . Pitch card (15 x 22 cm) with portrait and brief biography in French, on heavy card stock, text and image repeated at the back.
Together with two bills in French and Dutch (29 x 23):
Photographie et Biographie des célèbres Jumeaux Chinois. Prix 10 Centimes; and:
Photographie en levensbeschrijving van de beroemde Chineesche tweelingen. Prijs 10 cents.
The Dutch bill with annotation at the top: "model van een uitvoering in Fransch 6 stuks", and in lower right hand corner: "6 stuks Fransch". Damaged at top and bottom, otherwise in good condition. The French bill with some insignificant damages along the edges. The pitch card, finally, with a few small dents, and the back with a bowed line running vertically, otherwise in very good condition.
A rare (unique?) pitch card with a biography and photographic portrait of Chinese conjoined twin brothers Liou-Tang-Sen (Liao-Toun-Chen, or Liu Tang San) and Liou-Seng-Sen (Liao-Sienne-Chen, or Liu Soon San), together with two bills advertising the pitchcard, one in French and one in Dutch.
The xiphopagus twin brothers were born in China on January 2,