Circa 1914 photo of Alvin Frederick Hattorf (1899-1976)
I recently purchased the subject studio portrait of a teenage boy taken by Mrs. Gennant, Newport News, VA.It is identified on the back of the mount:
Found at home of:
Helen King Hattorf-
This individual is included in a public member tree posted on ancestry.com.He is listed in the 1900 Census data for Newport News (resided at 210 26th Street), Newport News City Co., VA; the 1910 Census data for Richmond (resided at 823 China Street), Richmond Co., VA; the 1920 Census data for Richmond (resided at 420-1/2 Pine Street), Richmond Co., VA; and the 1930 Census data for Richmond (resided at 118 ??????nd Street), Richmond Co., VA.
Alvin Frederick Hattorf, born Jan 1899 in VA, died Dec 1976, was the son of a gas fitter/house plumber, Richard A. Hattorf, born Oct 1869 in VA, and Annie E. (maiden name unknown), born Sep 1877 in VA.Alvin was employed as an apprentice sign painter 1n 1920 and worked as a railroad car recording clerk in 1930.On 22 Apr 1935, Alvin married Helen A. King, born 12 Feb 1900 in Huntington, Huntington Co., IN, died 20 Jul 1977 in Richmond, VA.Alvin and Helen both attended art school and are listed in some directories of American artists.One of Alvin's paintings, "Seventh and Canal," was published in the 26 May 1941 issue of Life magazine, in an article titled "Virginia Art Sprouts at Richmond's Spring Show;"the caption states that he was a clerk with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts had a one-man show of his works on 5-30 Nov 1969.
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