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1928: JOJ Frost dies

November 3, 2022

John Orne Johnson “JOJ” Frost dies. Born in 1852, he became a local artist, creating unsalable primitive paintings, that were not popular in his own lifetime. After his death his paintings have become eagerly sought by American folk art connoisseurs. He was born at 47 Front Street, was married to Annie Lillibridge Frost. He is best remembered for selling sweet-pea flowers and small, oil-based land and seascapes from his wheelbarrow.


November 3, 2022
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 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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