Francis Seth Frost

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Portrait of F.S. Frost

Francis Seth Frost (1825–1902) or F.S. Frost was a painter, photographer, and businessman specializing in artists' materials. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, he travelled widely in the United States. Friends included Albert Bierstadt.[1] Frost kept an art studio in the Studio Building on Tremont Street in Boston.[2] In 1869 with E.H. Adams he began the artists' supply firm, Frost & Adams, which flourished into the 20th century.[3][4]


  1. ^ Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn. Pioneer photographers of the far west: a biographical dictionary, 1840-1865. Stanford University Press, 2000; p.253
  2. ^ Boston Directory. 1864
  3. ^ King's hand-book of Boston. Boston: 1889. Google books
  4. ^ Boston register and business directory. 1921

Further reading[edit]

  • Houston, Jourdan. "Francis Seth Frost (1825-1902), Beyond Bierstadt's Shadow." American Art Review, August–September 1994 146-157.

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