My GPS lady sounds like she hasn’t been fucked in a long time
"Seeing pink elephants" is a euphemism for a drunken hallucination, but do you know why that is? Jumbo: The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation talks all about the famous Victorian elephant’s drinking habit and how Walt Disney’s “Pink Elephants on Parade” perpetuated to this saying.
These are two of my favorite lots from our Printed and Manuscript African-Americana auction at Swann Galleries- as someone who is interested in American history and more specifically, sideshow history. I have read about Millie-Christine McCoy in books and online, so I recognized them right away when I was leafing through the auction catalogue. I took a long trek up the stairs at work today to check them out firsthand.
*Details, description and estimates listed below.
Sale 2308 Lot 479
(MUSIC.) MILLIE CHRISTINE. Carte-de-visite. card in excellent condition. signed on the reverse by the twins. Np, circa late 1860’s early 1870’s (Estimate $1,500-2,500)
Millie and Christine were born in slavery in 1851. In her biography of the twins, ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,’ Joanne Martell cites and illustrates another similarly signed carte-de-visite taken at approximately the same time, at German’s Studio in Philadelphia. While this card bears no photographer’s stamp on the reverse, it was probably copied from the same session, or one about the same time. Millie and Christine were taken from their parents and sold three or four times, stolen and retrieved; and placed on display at fairs and ‘freak-shows’ from New Orleans to as far away as Canada. At one time, having been sold to J.P. Smith, they were kidnapped and taken to England. Smith retrieved them with the aid of their mother and they were brought back to North Carolina in 1857. Smith taught them to read and write, as well as sing and dance. The twins composed and performed their own music as ell as that of others. They passed away in 1912.
Sale 2308 Lot 480
(MUSIC.) Millie Christine, The Renowned Two Headed Lady. 8th Wonder of the World. Chromolithographic card, 5-1/2 x 3-3/8 inches; slight ‘shadow’ and signs of having been removed from an album, mostly to the reverse. Cincinnati, circa 1883 (Estimate $600-800 )
Long and sensational description of the twins and their act on the reverse. At this time they were part of a revue the ‘John B. Doris Great Inter-Ocean, Largest and Best Show on Earth.’
people talking about their sexual experiences and u r in the corner like
if her legs aren’t shaking when you’re done then you’re not done
what if all mermaids & sirens are lesbians who are singing to attract ladies so when they get men instead they just toss them aside & accidentally drown them in frustration??