The Rural Life of Boston in the Early 1900s Through the Lens of Leslie Jones

Leslie Ronald Jones was a talented photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Thompson Island’s Farm and Trade School. Jones began his career as a pattern-maker, but he soon developed an interest in photography. He continued developing himself as a freelance photographer while working in a Boston factory. Jones could not convert this hobby into his profession until he tragically lost two fingers to the factory machinery. He joined the Boston Herald-Traveler staff in 1917 and worked until 1956.

Jones documented both the ordinary and the exceptional in the everyday lives of Bostonians and their neighbors throughout Massachusetts, particularly the everyday lives of newsmakers and celebrities in the city during his 39 years at the newspaper. He took the following photos between 1920 and 1940 while living on a farm in Boston, Massachusetts.

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