The Muse brothers' tale of survival within the abusive freak show industry
Fantastic piece, I immediately had a flash back of the movie “The Elephant Man”, truly an era where labor unions were needed.
You bring the past to life with your words in the same way as with your coloring of historical photos, enhancing our understanding and appreciation of the humanity behind the images. I’m always moved and awed by your work.
Incredible read. It reminds me that media sensationalism has been around forever. I’m glad the brothers got at least some justice from this horrific tale.
What an amazing essay! I was engaged the entire time and, as Armani, wrote, I too flashed back to "The Elephant Man" another sad sad tale. Thank you for posting this!
Wonderful piece and a very sad and dark time in American history. Thank you for this post. I too was reminded of “The Elephant Man”. The cruelty these two brothers endured was a commentary on the times.
These stories are great. I am so excited to read more from you