• AERIAL VIEW OF BRAVES FIELD, 1933. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department.

    The enormous new ballpark was built on the banks of the Charles River in Allston next to the Boston & Albany train yards. 

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    Aerial view of Braves field
    • Date
    • 1933
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • Aerial view of Braves field
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    • Copyright © Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
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    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commmonwealth
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    • Boston Public Library
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    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified [Baseball]; Print Department

  • INFIELD AT BRAVES FIELD, 1930. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    The stands were the largest ever constructed at the time and designed so that every seat would have a good view of the play on the field.

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    In field at Braves field.
    • Date
    • ca. 1930
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • View of field and crowd in grandstand behind home plate at Braves Field.
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    • Copyright © Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
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    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commmonwealth
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    • Boston Public Library
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    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified [Baseball]; Print Department

  • REMARKABLE CROWD AT BRAVES' NEW FIELD IN ALLSTON, 1915. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    Braves Field welcomed over 46,000 fans for Opening Day on August 18, 1915. 

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    Remarkable crowd at Braves' new field in Allston
    • Date
    • 1915-09
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • Crowd in third base grandstand at newly constructed Braves Field.
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    • Boston Public Library
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    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified [Baseball]; Print Department

  • CROWD AFTER GAME AT BRAVES FIELD, ca. 1935. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    Braves Field opened to much optimism and fanfare, with the Boston Globe declaring, “There is not another like it anywhere.”

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    Crowd after game at Braves Field
    • Date
    • ca. 1930/1939
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • Street scene of crowd departing Braves Field after game.
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    • Copyright © Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
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    • Boston Public Library
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    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified [Baseball]; Print Department

Opened in 1915, Braves Field was designed by the same firm that had built Fenway Park three years earlier. Constructed on the site of a former golf course in Allston, Massachusetts, the stadium was the largest baseball park built at that time, with a capacity of more than 46,000 fans.