Korean Twins, Pitchcard of Liu Soon Tan and Liu Tang San

Cabinet Card-sized printed image of the twins taken from Edena Studios photo (Catalogue#809) overprinted "THE KOREAN TWINS, LIU SOON SAN, LIU TANG SAN." This cabinet card sized pitchcard made in about 1890 and printed on heavier cardboard like an actual cabinet card, may have been the first series of PRINTED versus photographically developed pitchcards sold on the shows. Cheaper and easier to produce, the lower quality of printed pitchcards did not deter a virtual explosion in their usage on the sideshow and in dime museums as a way for performers to made additional revenue.

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