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Guadalupe and Josefina Hinojosa were born in Havana, Cuba on November 25, 1912, to Diego Francisco Hinojosa and Maria de Jesus Alcala. Joined at the sternum and abdomen (xipho-omphalopagus), the sisters appeared as a sideshow attraction until a surgeon in San Antonio decided that he could separate the little girls. They underwent the surgery in 1917, at the age of five. Josefina, the larger, stronger twin, was given the shared liver. Without a liver, Guadalupe quickly died.

Guadalupe and Josefina Hinojosa were born in Havana, Cuba on November

Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as “The Elephant Man,” became well known in British circles during the Victorian Era. Born with a congenital disorder that began to change his appearance at the age of three, his startling disfigurement made him a popular sideshow attraction. When sideshows were made illegal in England, Joseph was taken in by a doctor and taught to be a gentleman in both manner and dress.

Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as “The Elephant Man,” became well known in…

Violet and Daisy Hilton, arguably the most famous conjoined twins seen here in a promotional pitchcard from 1914.

Violet Daisy Hilton, arguably the most famous conjoined twins seen here in a promotional pitchcard from

Margaret Gibbs gets a kiss from her fiance while her conjoined twin sister Mary looks on, 1930s.  Margaret's fiancé would only marry her if the women were separated, which they decided against as they were told they would probably be unable to walk afterwards. They both remained single until their deaths at age 55.

Margaret and Mary Gibbs, circa 1940s - New York City PDA through the years: Feel the love on Valentine's Day

Margaret Gibbs receives a kiss from her betrothed while siamese twin sister Mary Gibbs watches.

Rital and Ritaj Gaboura successful conjoined twin separation

8 Most Amazing Successful Conjoined Twin Separations - conjoined twins separated

THE TOCCI TWINS - The Blended Brothers - Circus Freaks

THE TOCCI TWINS - The Blended Brothers - Circus Freaks

At times, rumors of their death circulated. The exact date of their death is still unknown but one source states that the brothers died childless in

conjoined twins  FOR PEOPLE STEALING FROM ME AND GETTING PREGNANT WHILE, AFTER OR STEALING MY FERTILITY OR ANYTHING.

Rare Original Vintage Photo of Conjoined Twins

These are the bizarre photographs from a century freak show where members of the public in the US would pay to witness people with physical deformities.

betty lou williams

Betty Lou Williams was born with a parasitic sibling with two legs, a tiny arm, and an arm with three fingers.

The real Daisy and Violet Hilton.  Conjoined twins.

Daisy and Violet Hilton conjoined twins. The pretty and talented twins worked in the sideshow and vaudeville (with Bob Hope). They also appeared in the movies 'Freaks' and 'Chained for Life'

The Mexican Twins (joigned together by a band of flesh) Mary and Arrita (real photograph postcard, ca. 1915, photographer: unknown). They were born in Mexico.

The Mexican Twins (joigned together by a band of flesh) Mary and Arrita (real photograph postcard, ca. They were born in Mexico.

Johnny Eck (1911-1991) was born with sacral agenesis and had no legs. He had a twin brother Robert, seen here.  He walked on his hands and had such a strong upper body he could do a one-armed handstand.  The brothers joined the sideshow at age 12.  They started in a magician's act where Robert was 'sawed in half' and Johnny jumped up and ran about, which was a great hit even though it left some running for the exit.  The brothers never married and retired together in a home in Baltimore.

johnny eck born with sacral agenesis and had no legs, pictured with his twin brother robert. the brothers joined the sideshow at age they started in a magician's act where robert was 'sawed in half' and johnny jumped up and ran about

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