Barnum's most famous Siamese twins, Chang & Eng Bunker. In this circus collectable, you can clearly see the ligament at their abdomen that connected these two brothers. A previous owner at one point actually inscribed at the bottom of the mount with a metal stylist the words, "Siam Twins" which helps to date this CDV to a very early example. Like all of the CDV's taken of the twins, there is no back mark or photographer.
You are considering a rare photo of the most famous Siamese twins in history. They had a long career and history you can google if you wish to learn more.Good luck to all my fellow early American circus collectors landing this rarely seen photograph. CONDITION: Please view my detailed scan for the actual condition of the image and as part of my description. This early CDV of one of the first famous circus duos is in fine antique condition.
The print has some fingerprints from when the image was fixed in the darkroom, but the mount remains in super condition for its age. Chang & Eng images are coveted because they started performing in the late 1830's here in America and are considered the first major super stars of early American sideshow performers. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs".
The seller is "nic-o-matic" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.