Throwback Thursday

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

Today we present you with a great collection of photos taken by Leslie Jones.  Leslie Jones was quite modest about his abilities as a photographer. He called himself a camera-man, not a photojournalist. Even so, Jones quietly built up an unrivaled collection of photographic negatives, illustrated here in stunning detail…

1939: Dog in bowler hat
1939: Dog in bowler hat
1937- Dog Jumping Hurdle
1937: Dog jumping hurdle
1934 - 1956: Dog drinking from water fountain
1934 – 1956: Dog drinking from water fountain
1917 - 1934: Dog at the ball park
1917 – 1934: Dog at the ball park
1934 - 1956: Dogs
1934 – 1956: Dogs
1952 - 1953: Dogs
1952 – 1953: Dogs
1935: Dog responds to every alarm, Braintree
1935: Dog responds to every alarm, Braintree
1947: Dog with monkey on their back
1947: Dog with monkey on their back
1917 - 1934: Shell & dog, Boston fort
1917 – 1934: Shell & dog, Boston fort
1917 - 1934: Girl with bird and dog
1917 – 1934: Girl with bird and dog
1934 - 1956: Bulldog
1934 – 1956: Bulldog
1937: Dachshund drinking from water glass
1937: Dachshund drinking from water glass
1934-02: Dog in the Public Garden with kiddies
1934-02: Dog in the Public Garden with kiddies
1917 - 1934: Dog and rooster are pals. A humble terrier and a naughty rooster.
1917 – 1934: Dog and rooster are pals. A humble terrier and a naughty rooster.
1934 - 1956: Kids & dog at the beach
1934 – 1956: Kids & dog at the beach
1917 - 1934: Man shaking dog's hand
1917 – 1934: Man shaking dog’s hand
1917 - 1934: Burr MacDougall - Dog winner in L.A.
1917 – 1934: Burr MacDougall – Dog winner in L.A.
1917 - 1934: Horse & dog pals - winter time
1917 – 1934: Horse & dog pals – winter time
1934 - 1956: Fire men and fire dogs
1934 – 1956: Fire men and fire dogs
1917 - 1934: Puppies
1917 – 1934: Puppies
1947: Boy with terrier
1947: Boy with terrier
1934 - 1956: Fishing schooner "Lark" at fish pier
1934 – 1956: Fishing schooner “Lark” at fish pier
1934 - 1956: Girl with Great Dane
1934 – 1956: Girl with Great Dane
1940: Winter scenes
1940: Winter scenes
1917 - 1934: Boston Harbor big gun, dog on top
1917 – 1934: Boston Harbor big gun, dog on top
1917 - 1934: Pres. Coolidge with wife and dog Rob Roy
1917 – 1934: Pres. Coolidge with wife and dog Rob Roy
1927-08: Leslie Jones and "Smut" showing some tricks, New London, N.H.
1927-08: Leslie Jones and “Smut” showing some tricks, New London, N.H.
1928-05-27: Mrs. Dorothy Warrick, a student at East Boston Airport. From Pittsburg, PA. Wife of a Tech student flies with Hargenhaig, her 13 blue ribbon English bulldog.
1928-05-27: Mrs. Dorothy Warrick, a student at East Boston Airport. From Pittsburg, PA. Wife of a Tech student flies with Hargenhaig, her 13 blue ribbon English bulldog.
1940: Dog and cat enjoy Halloween
1940: Dog and cat enjoy Halloween
1934 - 1956: Dog coiffure
1934 – 1956: Dog coiffure
1934 - 1956: Woman with dog
1934 – 1956: Woman with dog
1934 - 1956: Boy and dog: Tug of war on ice
1934 – 1956: Boy and dog: Tug of war on ice
1934 - 1956: Football
1934 – 1956: Football
1938: Cheerleader with 'W' on her sweater with bulldog mascot
1938: Cheerleader with ‘W’ on her sweater with bulldog mascot
1931-05-02: Dogland dinner - spotted English setter, mother and young
1931-05-02: Dogland dinner – spotted English setter, mother and young
1934 - 1956: Yachting
1934 – 1956: Yachting
1937: Baby and dog
1937: Baby and dog
1934 - 1956: Dog playing the piano
1934 – 1956: Dog playing the piano
1952: Latest vacation
1952: Latest vacation
1934 - 1956: Dog & flag
1934 – 1956: Dog & flag
1929-02-04: Wellesley gets its first ice boat.
1929-02-04: Wellesley gets its first ice boat.
1917 - 1934: Baby
1917 – 1934: Baby

All images are from The Leslie Jones Collection courtesy of The Boston Public Library

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