The Hesse-Cassel and Greek royal families
The youngest daughters of Vicky, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Empress of Prussia, the Princesses Sophie and Margarete of Prussia with their husbands and children at Friedrichshof in 1904. Sophie is in the darker dress, standing beside her husband Constantine, Duke of Sparta. Margarete ('Mossy') is on the right, next to her husband Friedrich Karl of Hesse-Cassel. The children are, from the left, George of Greece (standing), Philipp of Hesse-Cassel, Helen of Greece, Maximilian of Hesse-Cassel, Paul of Greece (behind, in a dress), Wolfgang of Hsse-Cassel, directly in front of his elder brother Friedrich Wilhelm, Alexander of Greece in front of Richard of Hesse-Cassel and Christoph of Hesse-Cassel. Margarete was unusual in that out of her six sons, four of them were sets of twins.
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The Dolly Sisters, Paris, 1924
Photograph showing 'The Dolly Sisters' clad in an feathered outfit at the Palace Theatre, Paris, 1924. Janzieska and Roszieska Deutsch, known simply as Jenny and Rosie Dolly, were identical twins of American-Hungarian origin, who climbed their way up from Vaudeville theatre to Broadway as cabaret stars.
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Two anthropomorphic cat entertainers as The Dolly Sisters
'In the footsteps of the Dolly Sisters' - two anthropomorphic cat entertainers in the performing guise of the Dolly Sisters. Janzieska and Roszieska Deutsch, known simply as Jenny and Rosie Dolly, were identical twins of American-Hungarian origin, who climbed their way up from Vaudeville theatre to Broadway as cabaret stars. Date: circa 1922
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