The Hatfield Clan, 1897
In the wake of the Civil War, two American families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, engaged in a bitter and bloody feud that lasted for over a decade. The families lived along the West Virginia and Kentucky border– what started as small-scale skirmishes erupted into family warfare, leaving over a dozen people dead. This photo is of Hatfield patriarch William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield (seated, second row, second from left) and his family. Reporters portrayed the families as violent hillbillies, though both were well-established families in an area on the brink of industrialization.