Technical Information

Person
*/d_person 1001050
Name
Wildmen of Borneo, The
Notes
Brothers Hiram and Barney Davis, two mentally handicapped American dwarves, were exhibited as "The Wild Men of Borneo" during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, performing feats of strength. Although they had appeared with another showman from as early as 1850, P. T. Barnum assumed management of the pair in 1880. The Davis brothers earned over $200,000 in the course of their career (a fabulous sum, at the time), and became one of the most famous sideshow acts in the world. SFPALM
Person > Date
*/d_person/d_person.birthdateid 1012047
Date of birth
Unknown
Person > Date
*/d_person/d_person.deathdateid 1012048
Date Deceased
Unknown
Person > Date
*/d_person/d_person.activedateid 1012049
Dates active
1850 - 1905
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7349
Also known as
Waino and Plutano
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7350
Also known as
Davis, Hiram
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7351
Also known as
Davis, Barney
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7432
Also known as
Waino and Plutaino
Person > Country
*/d_person/r_person_country 22
Country(s)
United States
Person > Culture
*/d_person/r_person_cultureid 2
Culture
American