The Verreaux Brothers


The Verreaux Brothers' diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary, or Arab Courier Attacked by Lions," as shown in the 1914 edition of The American Museum journal. Public domain

Jules Verreaux and his two brothers collected an impressive array of flora and fauna specimens from around the world for placement with museums and collectors. They also did some really unsavory things that had long-term ramifications.

Topics in this Podcast: taxidermy, siblings, 19th century, grave robbing