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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

This broadside advertises the return to Boston of the "Aztec Children," Maximo and Bartola. Billed as "descendants and specimens" of an ancient Aztec race and exhibited for years as public curiosities by P. T. Barnum and others, Maximo and Bartola, who suffered from microcephaly, were apparently taken as children from a village in San Salvador.