|Title||Steamer J.T. Hatfield on the Ohio River|
|Material(s)||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||H-20 W-51 D-1.25 inches|
|Description||This oil painting depicts a scene of a steamboat pushing coal barges on the Ohio River. The steamer is labeled with the name "J.T. Hatfield" in red on the side. A scene from the Ohio River is in the background. The painting is signed in the lower right corner with the name Rome Childers.|
The steamboat, J.T. Hatfield, was named after James T. Hatfield the Founder and President of the Hatfield Coal, River Transportation and Mining Interests which was founded at Covington, Kentucky on January 17, 1882. The company later became known as the Hatfield and Reliance Coal Company.
The artist, Rome Childers (a native of West Virginia), was a river pilot for who worked for J.T. Hatfield and at the Hatfield and Reliance Coal Company of Covington, KY. He was a pilot for the steamer the Iron Duke.
|Collection||The Hatfield Family Collection|
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|