The five Dionne sisters – Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne – were conceived from a single egg and born two months premature on May 28, 1934, in Callander, Ontario, Canada. They are the first quintuplets to survive infancy, and they are still the only identical female set. Here, the 6-year-old sisters are dressed for their First Communion as they pose for a cover of Life, published Sept. 2, 1940. When the girls were born, their family already had five children, and could not afford to care for the five newcomers. The Ontario government removed the sisters from their parents’ custody and moved the girls to a hospital that attracted so many curious visitors wanting to see the girls that it became known as “Quintland.” When the girls were 9, their family regained custody, and they returned home, where they lived until they were 18.