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Jones, Leslie R. (1886-1967) USA

Category: PHOTOGRAPHS

LeslieJonesV3The Camera Man

Leslie Jones worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper between the years 1917 and 1956. He was educated at the Farm and Trade School on Thompson Island. Jones first worked as a pattern-maker, but had long held an interest in photography.

Prof. Leslie R. Jones with talkie movie machineWhile working in a Boston factory, he continued developing himself as a freelance photographer. It was not until Jones unfortunately lost two of his fingers to the factory machinery, however, which led him to convert this avocation into his profession. He joined the Boston Herald-Traveler staff in 1917.

In his 39 years at the newspaper, Jones covered everything from a fox stuck in a tree on the Boston Common, to Charles Lindbergh's U.S. tour after the aviator crossed the Atlantic. His photographs document both the usual and the unusual in the daily life of Boston and its surrounding regions.

Without his family's generosity and their recognition of the importance of his work, the Leslie Jones Collection would not exist and an important piece of the public record would not be available to the public. The photographs were given to the Boston Public Library so that they could be seen by anyone who wanted to see them.

LeslieJones4Modest about his abilities as a photographer, (he called himself a camera-man, not a photo-journalist), Jones quietly built an unrivaled collection of photographic negatives, almost 40,000 of which were given to the Boston Public Library by his family in the early 1970s. The collection is a stunning pictorial document of the history of Boston in the 20th century, and a tribute to the craft and artistry of a man who by doing his job preserve the past on glass and film.

 

Leslie Jones - 136 PHOTOS - YACHTS OF THE AMERICA'S CUP
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Cup defender Resolute under sail
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Yacht Resolute passing buoy during race
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Vanitie and Weetamoe - Marblehead
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Yankee leaving for England
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Sailing
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Sailing
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Sailing
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Vanitie and Weetamoe - Marblehead
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Vanitie and Weetamoe racing close of Marblehead
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The Vanitie racing off Marblehead
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Sailboat
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America's cup defender Vanitie
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The Vanitie off Marblehead
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Sailing
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Sailboat
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Sailboat
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Vanitie vs. Weetamoe off Marblehead
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Sailboat
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America's cup defender Resolute
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Cup defenders - Vanitie and Resolute
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Vanitie and Resolute' on trial run
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Vanitie and Resolute on trial spin
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Cup defender Vanitie
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Cup defender Vanitie
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Vanitie - Marblehead
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Vanitie and Resolute
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Vanitie vs. Resolute in close match
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Vanitie vs. Resolute in close match
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Cup defender Vanitie and Resolute
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Cup defender Vanitie and Resolute
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Cup defender Resolute
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Cup defender Vanitie and the Resolute
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America - famous racer without mast and being towed
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Famous old yacht America towed out of Boston Harbor with no mast
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America - famous racer at Boston Pier
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The Vanitie launched at Lawley's shipyard
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Cup defender Vanitie when launched at Lawley's ship yard, Neponset
1914-05-00 00:00:00
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Cup defender Defiance
1914-05-11 00:00:00
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Cup defender Defiance built and launched at Maine shipyards
1914-05-11 00:00:00
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Cup defender Defiance on blocks at boat yard
1914-05-11 00:00:00
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Launching cup defender Defiance in Maine
1914-05-11 00:00:00
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Cup defender Defiance on blocks at boat yard
1914-05-11 00:00:00
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Cup defender Defiance
1914-06-01 00:00:00
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Cup defender Resolute under sail
1920-00-00 00:00:00
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Famous old English cup defender at South Boston Yard
1928-06-27 00:00:00
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Famous old English cup defender, South Boston Yard
1928-06-27 00:00:00
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Passing of the cup defender Mischief. Once queen, she is being prepared at Navy Yard for burial at Graves Light as pauper.
1929-05-26 01:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief won the U.S. Cup in 1881
1929-05-26 02:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief won the U.S. Cup in 1881
1929-05-26 03:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief
1929-05-26 04:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief at East Boston being prepared for burial at sea at Graves Light
1929-05-26 05:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief - queen is dead - burned at sea
1929-05-26 06:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief sent to bottom by cannon fire - Graves Light, Boston Harbor
1929-05-26 07:00:00
Leslie Jones
Cup defender Mischief sent to bottom off Graves Light
1929-05-26 08:00:00
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Cup defender Mischief on way to Graves Light to be sunk
1929-05-26 09:00:00
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Famous old cup defender America leaves Boston
1930-00-00 00:00:00
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Charles River yachting
1930-00-00 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind gets new triangular boom at Lawley's
1930-00-00 00:00:00
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Old racing yacht America with masts unshipped and lashed to subchaser
1930-00-00 00:00:01
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Sub chaser 408 tows old racing yacht America out of Boston Harbor for trip south
1930-00-00 00:00:02
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Old racing yacht America being towed out of Boston Harbor
1930-00-00 00:00:03
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W. Sterling Burgess, boat designer of fame, looking over 1929 cup defender Resolute at Bristol, R.I.
1930-03-00 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind
1930-05-07 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind at Lawley
1930-05-07 00:00:01
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Cup defender Whirlwind
1930-05-09 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind, men in rigging
1930-05-09 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind gets new triangular boom at Lawley
1930-05-10 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind gets new triangular boom at Lawley's
1930-05-10 00:00:00
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Cup defender Whirlwind, Newport
1930-05-20 00:00:00
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Men aboard cup defender Whirlwind at Newport
1930-05-20 00:00:00
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Mr. Nichols (pocket handkerchief) aboard cup defender Weetamoe
1930-08-00 00:00:00
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Mr. Nichols, center, aboard cup defender Weetamoe
1930-08-00 00:00:00
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Vanitie - Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
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Vanitie - Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
Leslie Jones
Vanitie off Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
Leslie Jones
Vanitie off Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
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Weetamoe - Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
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Vanitie off Marblehead
1932-07-00 00:00:00
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Vanitie and Weetamoe off Marblehead
1933-00-00 00:00:00
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Boats under construction at Herreschoff Yard in Bristol, R.I., including cup defender Rainbow
1934-00-00 00:00:00

 

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