Original caption: Famous Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton (of Freaks movie and sideshow fame) enjoy warm surf at Miami. (Feb. 25, 1945) Paul Colston Collection.

Original caption: Famous Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton (of Freaks movie and sideshow fame) enjoy warm surf at Miami. (Feb. 25, 1945) Paul Colston Collection.

Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton born in Brighton , Sussex, England) (5 February 1908 – January 1969) were a pair of conjoined twins or Siamese Twins who toured in the U.S. sideshow and vaudeville circuit in the 1930s.

Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton born in Brighton , Sussex, England) (5 February 1908 – January 1969) were a pair of conjoined twins or Siamese Twins who toured in the U.S. sideshow and vaudeville circuit in the 1930s.

San Antonio’s Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster, 1920-1935

San Antonio’s Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, poster, 1920-1935

Daisy and Violet Hilton (conjoined twins), with the Dallas Boys, another set of vaudeville twins, 1926

Daisy and Violet Hilton (conjoined twins), with the Dallas Boys, another set of vaudeville twins, 1926

When Mary died, Daisy and Violet were bestowed unto Mary’s daughter, Edith, and her husband Meyer Meyer’s. Like her mother, Edith thought of the girls as a business venture, and they were isolated, abused and exploited by the couple for years.

When Mary died, Daisy and Violet were bestowed unto Mary’s daughter, Edith, and her husband Meyer Meyer’s. Like her mother, Edith thought of the girls as a business venture, and they were isolated, abused and exploited by the couple for years.

The Curious Life of the Conjoined Hilton Twins

The Curious Life of the Conjoined Hilton Twins

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