Lot 945: Chang and Eng Bunker

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:53:27

Lot 945: World-famous conjoined twins (1811–1874) born in Siam (now Thailand) from which the phrase 'Siamese twins' is derived. They toured the world in various curiosity shows and were occasionally promoted by P. T. Barnum. Uncommon 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker seated side-by-side, signed in the lower border in pencil, "Eng" and "Chang." Published by an anonymous studio. In very good condition, with scattered scuffs and abrasions to image, light rippling to edges, and some foxing to mount. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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