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A girl with four legs

Well, if it could be shown in a photograph it must have been true, mustn't it?


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Feb. 13th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
Lil' miss(es) Myrtle Corbin
Feb. 13th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Ah! You beat me to posting that! Such a fascinating story.
Feb. 13th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, that's extraordinary; I had thought this particular one was a fake (especially as the picture was marked as anonymous where I found it).
Feb. 13th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I thought her younger sibling was suffocating under her dress. lol
Feb. 13th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other.

hahaha! I can just see her husband now... "Well, how's abouts we try the other 'un?"
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
That's icky.
Feb. 13th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
Gosh and golly! What an inspiring individual to have taken such an odd twist of fate in her stride... no pun intended... and to have taken advantage of it and lived a long and prosperous life!
Feb. 13th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
That's amazing - it's the fact they even put shoes and stockings on them that makes it freaky
Feb. 13th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I got the impression that they were healthy and working, if not full-grown, so the footwear made sense to me. It would be more unusual if they were inoperative or withered, of course!
Feb. 13th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
I know! I love the little shoes and socks!
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
same here, lol
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
somehow your icon is sooooo fitting!
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Feb. 13th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely! I want to add this to my collection of beautiful Victorian freaks.

And nice icon, by the way. Jeremy Brett makes me drool involuntarily.
Feb. 13th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'll be gormed! Barbara Gowdy wrote a (somewhat erotic) short story about a beautiful 4-legged young woman who married a doctor. It must surely have been based on this woman.

The short story, incidentally, is Sylvia from the book "We So Seldom Look On Love".
Feb. 13th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
That story's the first thing this photo made me think of.
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Feb. 13th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Wow...thanks for sharing!
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ia Shub Niggurath! All Hail the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!
Feb. 13th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
She's got a whole reproductive set between each pair of legs. ISN'T THAT COOL??? I hope that it's not possible to get pregnant in both at the same time, because that would suck ass.
Feb. 13th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
OMG that is a woman's worst nightmare! ROFL!
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Well if they were both seperate uterus', maybe not.
wow the questions this story poses!
Feb. 14th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
i must admit, i thought the photo was a fake, but... oh, how intriguing to know the real story!
Feb. 14th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I have seen her story on a show about "freaks"It was very neat that she had a life and kids and went on just being her self!:)
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