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Object Name Portrait
Title Parker Watt Hardin
Catalog Number 1923.12
Creator Hardin, Dr. Mary C.
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-40 W-35 D-3.175 inches
Description This is a bust portrait of Parker Watt Hardin. He has dark hair, goatee and mustache. He is wearing a dark coat and white shirt that is buttoned to a downturned winged collar. He is also wearing a dark necktie that is visable under the collar.
Notes Parker Watkins Hardin (1841-1920) was an Adair County lawyer. A Democrat, he was elected KY's attorney general in 1879, 1883, 1887, and 1891. He unsuccessfully sought the nomination for governor in 1891 and 1899, and as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate lost the election in 1895. Kentuckians admired Hardin's oratory, which the Louisville Courier-Journal called "rabble-rousing magic." Between state jobs he practised law in Harrodsburg. The file indicates that the painting was restored in October 1973. PORTRAITURE IN THE KHS, PP. 54-55.
Collection Mary C. Hardin Collection
People Hardin, Dr. Mary C.
Hardin, Parker Watkins
Hardin, Mary C.
Subjects Political candidates
Search Terms Gubernatiorial election
gubernatorial election
Gubernatorial elections
Gubernatorial race
attorney general
Adair County (Ky.)
Mercer County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS