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Revere Beach in 1937 by ‘Camera Man’ Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones, who worked at the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper between the years 1917 and 1956, was modest about his abilities as a photographer and he would call himself a camera-man, not a photojournalist.

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Revere Beach in Massachusetts was founded in 1895 and was actually the first public beach in the United States – “the first to be set aside and governed by a public body for the enjoyment of the common people.” It had started to become popular twenty years previously when the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad came to the beach suddenly making it accessible and popular.

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