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Atwood, Frederick Nelson, 1844-1900


Biographical Note

Frederick Nelson Atwood (1844-1900) was a an interior decorator and painter working primarily in the Maine and Boston, Massachusetts area. Born in 1844 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, he was descended from one of the first group of settlers to the area. His grandfather was a mariner and his father was a fisherman. A self-taught artist, he painted primarily in watercolor, depicting ships and other nautical themes. One of his most well-known paintings is of the USS Maine painted in 1895. His son, Frederick Nelson Atwood, Junior, also became an interior painter.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Frederick Nelson Atwood Ledger

Identifier: 2010-10-13
Overview The collection consists of one ledger book created by Frederick Nelson Atwood, circa 1862-1880, with his handwritten notes and illustrations. The ledger primarily consists of notes related to Atwood's career as an artist. Of particular interest note are his illustrations and notes on airships and balloons.

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