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  • ARTIST: Alfred Hoffy

  • PUBLISHER: Published by John M. Elliot, New york.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1837.

  • EDITION SIZE: 14 15/16 x 10 5/8" (378 x 272 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Rare lithograph of the original "Siamese twins." Drawn from life and on stone by Alfred Hoffy. Printed by J. T. Bowen. Published by John Elliott, New York, 1837. <br><br> Eng-Chang (Eng is at left) were born of Chinese parents in Siam in 1811. They were bought by an enterprising sea captain, from whom they later obtained their freedom. Eng-Chang earned a fortune touring Europe and America. Eventually they settled in North Carolina, where they married sisters and fathered children.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with minor marginal repairs.

  • REFERENCE: Peters, America on Stone, pl. 70.

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