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Jones' collection of almost 40,000 negatives was given to the Boston Public Library by his family in the early 1970s.
While we had a hard time picking out our favorites — as BPL writes, "his photographs document both the usual and unusual in the daily life of Boston" — we thought these shots of people cooling off on hot summer days were appropriate, as the city prepares to hit 90 for the third day in a row.
Check out the photos below and browse more of the Leslie Jones collection here.