American freakshow: the extraordinary tale of Truevine’s Muse brothers

In October 1927, the circus came to Roanoke, Virginia.It was a vast affair. There were four locomotives, 100 railcars, 1,600 people, five rings, six stages, elephants and high-wire acts. Among the attractions arriving in town were two albino African-American men called George and Willie Muse, famous across the United States as Eko and Iko, the sheepheaded cannibals from Ecuador…MORE: