The father of the Boit daughters (Edward Darley Boit) pictured in Sargent’s famous painting that hangs in the center of the MFA's American Wing was a member of the famed Oneida football team, America’s first ever squad, comprised mostly of Boston Latin students, who played their games on Boston Common from 1862 to 1865. In four seasons their goal was never crossed. a fact immortalized on their Boston Common monument erected by seven surviving members in 1925.