Dolly and Rolly, Pronounced by Doctors and Scientists The World's Greatest Living Exhibit. Two-Headed Cow Broadside.

Dolly and Rolly, Pronounced by Doctors and Scientists The World's Greatest Living Exhibit

n.p.; n.d., c. 1939. 8 7/8" x 12 3/4" broadside printed in black on thin tan paper. One-inch closed tear to the top edge, old folding creases, very good. Photograph at upper left of Dolly the two-headed cow, "the world's only creature ever to live any length of time with two normal heads on one body." A Holstein born in April 1936 at Blue Ribbon Dairy in San Diego, Dolly had three horns and was, according to her promoter (J. Elvin Thomson of National City, CA), not only the largest cow in the world, but also "the most remarkably marked animal in the world," with images on her sides of a camel, a lamb, a map of the United States, a seagull, a woodpecker, and a two-headed dog (among other things). No doubt they never had to make good on their promise to pay ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS to anyone who can find another like her.

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