Cap William Anderson Hatfield And Wife, Photograph
Cap William Anderson Hatfield and Wife, Photograph. Silver gelatin portrait of Capt Hatfield, as identified in negative, with his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Smith, signed in the negative by Baker, 4.25 x 6.5 in., mounted on card stock, 8 x 10 in.
Cap William Anderson Hatfield (1864-1930) was the first son of William Anderson Hatfield I, aka Devil Anse Hatfield, chief of the Hatfield Clan during the 40+ year feud with the McCoy family, which involved a series of battles that raged in both West Virginia and Kentucky. Although Cap Hatfield was viewed as a lawless murderer throughout the entire Hatfield-McCoy Feud, it has been suggested that he sought peace later in life, first by farming, then by studying to be an attorney. He also went on to serve as a deputy sheriff in Logan County, WV.
Scattered staining on mount; edgewear to mount; top left corner of mount broken off; bottom right corner slightly broken off.