David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, D. O. Hill and W. B. Johnstone, c. 1845, Calotype
Young and starry-eyed, Roseanna McCoy blinded herself to clan hatreds, and claimed Johnse Hatfield as her lover and intended husband. Little did she know how her happiness was doomed. Nor that she would become fuel in America's most famous, brutal feud. Before she died of a broken heart eight years later, she would become a casualty in the mountain war that left her alone, pregnant, a family traitor, bereaved of five dead siblings and betrayed by Johnse and her parent.
John Murray, Publisher, 1840's. Calotype.
Dag from the 1840s [if dated by Grandmas dress and cap]which would mean she was born pre rev war.Think of all the changes her pretty blue eyes have seen in her lifetime.Her dress is plain but pretty and well made.Her hands show a usefull life.But her pretty lace and ruffeled cap is tied to the side in a rakeish bow..i like her.Wonder if she ever danced with George Washington?
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, A Newhaven Fisherman, 1844, salt print from paper negative