Francis Seth (Shedd) Frost
(1825 - 1902)
Francis Seth (Shedd) Frost was active/lived in Massachusetts. Francis Frost is known for landscape and topographic views, photography.
Biography Francis Seth (Shedd) Frost
Landscape painter, Francis Seth Frost, a Bostonian, made
his first trip West in 1859 as part of the Lander Wyoming Expedition,
which went into Idaho as well as Wyoming.
The expedition purpose
was to find a 'cut off' or alternate route to the north of Mormon
occupied lands in response to the Mountain Meadows Massacre in
1857. This killing had occurred in a meadow near Cedar City,
Utah, where Mormon's, allegedly with Indian assistance, had murdered
128 emigrants from Arkansas.
Albert Bierstadt and
Henry Hitchings were also artists members of the group, and on this
Expedition left from Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Frost then had his own studio in Boston, and
also briefly took up photography.
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