Robert Frost

Title

Robert Frost

Subject

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Celebrities - United States
Poets - United States
Chowning's Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 19. Building 5A.

Description

Acclaimed American poet Robert Frost enjoys a beverage in Chowing's Tavern on December 5, 1941. Frost had come to Williamsburg for a meeting of the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa society. At this particular meeting, Frost read several poems which had not been made public before, including "The Gift Outright." Nearly twenty years later, "The Gift Outright" would become famous when Frost read it at John F. Kennedy's inauguration.
This photograph is a copy made in 1956 by a Colonial Williamsburg staff photographer. The original photographer is unknown.

Creator

Veal, Ralph

Date

1941-12-05

Date Created

1956

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

56-RV-67

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

1956-RV-67.jpg

Citation

Veal, Ralph, “Robert Frost,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 26, 2017, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/695.