When Boston Herald-Traveler photographer Leslie Jones heard about a family in the Boston area who had just had their 13th child, he knew he needed to go document their large brood.

In the 1920s, when these pictures were taken, the average family had around 2.3 children, so 13 was definitely an anomaly.

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Of the 13 kids, at least 10 were girls and two were boys. It is unknown whether the new baby was a boy or girl.

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

The family, whose names have been lost to history, had already gained some local fame, and they happily obliged the photographer by showing him how they made daily life work as a family of 15. They showed Jones how they made lighter work of daunting chores, such as polishing all those shoes.

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

They also showed him how they managed to fit their entire family into one car. This definitely wouldn’t fly today!

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

It is obvious that this family had a lot of love for each other. There was definitely enough to go around!

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Leslie Jones Collection / Boston Public Library

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