The "lovely" Primwaddle Twins, Mort and Harvey, circa 1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband left after seeing the homely pair. Embittered to men, left alone to raise boys, she insisted they were girls, and got away with it home-schooling them for 17 years; until Mort learned otherwise. The teenagers murdered her in her sleep, strangled in chiffon, here eyes gouged out and replaced with doll eyes.

The "lovely" Primwaddle Twins, Mort and Harvey, circa 1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband left after seeing the homely pair. Embittered to men, left alone to raise boys, she insisted they were girls, and got away with it home-schooling them for 17 years; until Mort learned otherwise. The teenagers murdered her in her sleep, strangled in chiffon, here eyes gouged out and replaced with doll eyes.

Poor sisters Aurora and Venus were found in a Philadelphia attic. The girl's beauty can still be seen through the decay. Antique clothing and wrappings were used to create them.

Poor sisters Aurora and Venus were found in a Philadelphia attic. The girl's beauty can still be seen through the decay. Antique clothing and wrappings were used to create them.

This strange image is just one of "40 Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained" There are many more at Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/old-photos-that-need-more-information#

40 Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained

This strange image is just one of "40 Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained" There are many more at Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/old-photos-that-need-more-information#

Freaks is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers.

Freaks is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers.

Slave wet nurse: wet nursing required slave mothers to transfer to white offspring the nurturing and affection they should have been able to allocate to their own children. The day in the life of a mammy- her eyes say sooo much!

Slave wet nurse: wet nursing required slave mothers to transfer to white offspring the nurturing and affection they should have been able to allocate to their own children. The day in the life of a mammy- her eyes say sooo much!

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