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Fenway
04-10-2011, 11:22 AM
The Boston Public Library is now posting on FLICKR a huge collection of photos by Leslie Jones who worked for the Boston Herald Traveler from 1917-1956. He kept every glass negative....

Here is an example
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5596468940_cf2d59b015_z.jpg
An injured Babe Ruth helped off Fenway Field by Yankee Teammates

and White Sox fans have fond memories of this Boston BEES player
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5595704454_4d3b98e2da_z.jpg

They will be uploading photos all summer long

Enjoy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/

Foulke You
04-10-2011, 11:32 AM
I could look at old baseball photos all day long. The clarity on these photos is great too.

SI1020
04-10-2011, 01:01 PM
I had no idea there were so many. What a treasure trove.

Fenway
04-10-2011, 01:12 PM
I had no idea there were so many. What a treasure trove.

The library will upload 100 a week until all 2,881 photos are online. Bookmark the site :smile:

StillMissOzzie
04-10-2011, 02:05 PM
The library will upload 100 a week until all 2,881 photos are online. Bookmark the site :smile:

I just did so. Thanks for a great find, Fens.

SMO
:gulp:

Bucky F. Dent
04-10-2011, 06:06 PM
Great Stuff!

Fenway
04-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Just an amazing picture of Ted Williams from his rookie season (1939)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5062/5579253709_b0d3e8697e_z.jpg

Over By There
04-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Very cool, thanks Fenway.

BainesHOF
04-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Thanks for posting, Fenway. Really incredible stuff.

Fenway
04-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Some of Jones' work was put online in 2003....

http://www.bpl.org/online/sportstemples/


You could spend all day looking at this stuff

Southsider101
04-12-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks Fenway!

Love the different views of the left field wall and how it changed through the years before it became the Green Monster.

MeteorsSox4367
04-12-2011, 02:08 PM
On the picture of Ted Williams, check out the look of pure happiness on his face.

If this picture weren't cool enough as it is, the expression makes it even cooler.

soxfanatlanta
04-12-2011, 08:30 PM
What a treasure!

Thanks, Fenway.

Fenway
04-15-2011, 07:04 PM
They have a new link to bookmark - and a few more uploads

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157626281013667/with/5596468904/

Here is Casey Stengal when he managed BROOKLYN

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5616684001_a865180e5b_z.jpg

Fenway
05-15-2011, 02:27 PM
The BPL has uploaded about 100 more :smile:

No old White Sox yet..but I am sure there will be plenty soon enough. It appears Mr. Jones went to a lot of baseball games.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157626281013667/with/5617269030/

Fenway
07-27-2011, 07:34 PM
The Boston Public Library keeps posting long forgotten glass negatives...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157626281013667/

Chicago White Sox "Rip" Radcliffe and Zeke Bonura in the dugout at Fenway Park 1935

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5159/5887288761_6331681414_z.jpg

Here are the 1903 Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates before the very first World Series game ever at the Huntington Avenue Grounds


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3572705195_82bb2e3d5a_o.jpg

all*star quentin
07-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Very nice, thanks Fenway.