The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
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.