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    Posted 10 months ago

    scottvez
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    Known as the "Wild Men of Borneo", these two brothers were famous sideshow performers of the mid and late 19th century.

    They were actually raised in Ohio. For their size they possessed a great deal of strength and regularly lifted heavy objects/ people and amazed crowds with their wrestling abilities.

    In the 1880s they became a part of P.T. Barnum's traveling circus.

    This particular image is an early view of the pair and dates from AUG 1864- JUL 1866 (Revenue Stamp). Image was photographed by E.R. Gard of Chicago and carries his backmark.

    My photo-- do not copy or reproduce in any format without permission.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 10 months ago
      These guys are absolutely amazing!! I had to Google them and read up on these fellows. Really incredible.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
      Thanks scott-- there is a lot of information out there!

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
      Thanks much watch, tyndall, buss, fort, kwqd, tom and 33.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
      Thanks much gate and brunswick.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
      Thanks cultcha and vetraio!

      scott

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