This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.
The Muse brothers were born in Roanoke, Virginia during the end of the In the pair was kidnapped by bounty hunters working for an unknown sideshow promoter. They were seen as an extremely lucrative attraction, as they were black albinos.