Francis Seth Frost

1825 Born in West Cambridge (later Belmont), Massachusetts

1849 Sailed on one of earliest ships to leave Boston for California, where he spent two years mining gold

1853 First known trip to the White Mountains; ascended Mount Washington

1854 First exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum

1855 One of twenty founders of the Boston Art Club

1859 Traveled along the Oregon Trail with artists Albert Bierstadt and Henry Hitchings; joined a United States government survey team headed by Frederick W. Lander of Salem, Massachusetts, brother of sculptor Louisa Lander

1869 Purchased M. J. Whipple’s Boston art supply business, renaming it Frost and Adams; worked there until his death

1902 Died in Arlington, Massachusetts, leaving a significant personal art collection





Francis Seth Frost, photograph from William Richard Cutter, Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to t he Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts (New York, 1908). Courtesy of Jourdan Moore Houston.

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