In the Stacks: Leslie Jones at the Boston Public Library
Gertrude Fisher takes unusual position to read the latest novel of her husband M.S. Merritt. November 26, 1932
Though he worked as staff photographer of Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956 Leslie Jones considered himself more of a camera-man then a photo-journalist. And when all was said and done he had amassed "a stunning pictorial document of the history of Boston in the 20th century."
The Old Bookstore, Cornhill March 1930His collection of almost 40,000 negatives was donated to the Boston Public Library by his family in the early 1970's and now thanks to the work of the Digital Commonwealth and the the Digital Public Library of America we have the opportunity to view. If you have any Boston in or around you the collection is sure to delight. There are thousands of baseball images, from Fenway Park to the Red Sox and his work records "both the usual and the unusual in the daily life of Boston."
Sign for book shop with leaping stag [ca. 1917–1934]
Miss Helen Keller, here for tonight's Chelsea flood fund benefit, reads the lips of Sylvia B. Richmond of the Chelsea Public Library. April 3, 1936
Bird reading Harvard Crimson [ca. 1934–1956]
Bookstore. [ca. 1917–1934]
Book that saved patrolman Francis J. Gannon from bullet heading toward his heart, 1933
Previously on In the Stacks:
The Getty Museum opens up The Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club First Visit to The New Digital Library of America Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Playing Cards at the Beinecke National Library of Ireland The Astor Free Library at the NYPL Women's Travel Diaries at Duke University Charles Darwin's Library The National Archives Columbia University, From Homer to Howl Private Libraries at the Museum of the City of New York Los Angeles Public Library Boston Public Library