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Object Name Painting
Title Steamer J.T. Hatfield on the Ohio River
Catalog Number 1982.9
Creator Childers, Rome
Date 1915-1918
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.
Notes 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
People Childers, Rome
Hatfield, James
Subjects Steamboats
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS