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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

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Louis L. McAllister photographed people and places near Burlington, Vermont for 60 years. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on October 16, 1876, the son of Julius S. McAllister (born 1841 in Lincoln, VT) and Rosette Gould (born in Vermont in 1851). Julius McAllister worked as a photographer and dentist in Washington D.C., Bristol, Vermont and Columbus, Nebraska. Around 1895, Julius, his third wife Amy, and their children left Nebraska for the Union Soldiers’ Colony in Fitzgerald, Georgia. By 1900, Julius and Amy were divorced, and Amy and her stepson Louis were working as photographers in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Boats

Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Date:  1919, undated; 1919, undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Seen here the stern of a ship with its twin propellers. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minnesota at the Shelburne Shipyard in Shelburne, Vt. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. A group of men standing around and beneath the stern that is up on timber and metal supports. Numbers arranged vertically partially visible on the stern. Undated but may be 1940s. See also mcalA01F11i17 and mcalA10F07i25.

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    Title:   Boats

    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

    Date:  1919, undated; 1919, undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Stern of a twin propelled ship. Built by the Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. See also mcalA01F11i02 and mcalA10F07i25.

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      Title:   Boats

      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

      Date:  1945-1946

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1944/1945 Tug boat Pocahontas in dry dock most likely at Shelburne Shipyard. To the right of her is a military vessel with ID code of P-239. Late Fall - January

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        Title:   Boats

        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

        Date:  1945

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1944/1945 Six men inspect the underside of a huge boat most likely dry docked at Shelburne Shipyard.

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          Title:   Boats

          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

          Date:  1945; 1945

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1944-1945 photo of a large boat possibly under construction at the Shelburne Shipyard. View from the ground looking up the side of the ship.

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            Title:   Boats

            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

            Date:  1945-1946

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1944/1945 photo of a damaged military vessel in dry dock most likely at Shelburne Shipyard. ID code on side of boat reads: "U.S. Army P-239" Late Fall - January

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              Title:   Boats

              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

              Date:  1945

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1944/1945 photo of a boat in dry dock most likely at Shelburne Shipyard. Three men (two partially hidden on other side of the ship)converse.

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                Title:   Boats

                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                Date:  1945

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1944/1945 photo of six men as they inspect the underside of a large boat in dry dock most likely at Shelburne Shipyard.

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                  Title:   Boats

                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                  Date:  1944

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1944-1945 photo of top deck of a huge boat with a view of Lake Champlain beyond. Location most likely Shelburne Shipyard.

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                    Title:   Boats

                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                    Date:  1944

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1944-1945 photo of three boats under construction most likely at the Shelburne Shipyard. Members of the work crew stand on board.

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                      Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                      Date:  1936-04-30

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      April 30, 1936. Cooper-Bessimer engine being loaded into the body of a ferry being constructed by the General Ship & Engine Works in Vermont for the Champlain Transportation Company. The company was contracted to build both the City of Burlington and the City of Plattsburg ferries. Photo #11.

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                        Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                        Date:  1936-04-30

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        April 30, 1936. Cooper-Bessimer engine being loaded into the body of a ferry being constructed by the General Ship & Engine Works in Vermont for the Champlain Transportation Company. The company was contracted to build both the City of Burlington and the City of Plattsburg ferries. Photo #14.

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                          Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                          Date:  1936-05-04

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          May 4, 1936. Almost a bird's eye view of the construction site of a ferry being built in Vermont for the Champlain Transportation Company by the General Ship & Engine Works. Photo #19.

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                            Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                            Date:  1936-05-11

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            May 11, 1936. Construction of a ferry for the Champlain Transportation Company by the General Ship & Engine Works. Metal beams are on the ground and a large ladder leans against the side of the boat. Photo #27.

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                              Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                              Date:  1942-08-31

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Historic double launching August 31, 1942. SC1029 and SC1030 both built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Bunting and American flags adorn the bows. Photo #8.

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                                Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Stern of a twin propelled ship. Built by the Donovan Construction Co. of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Shelburne, Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting Company. Probably 1940s. Photo #10. See also mcalA01F11i02 and mcalA01F11i17

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                                  Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  SC 1029 and SC 1030 seen docked. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Undated but probably mid 1940s. Photo probably taken from the Ticonderoga that is seen docked next to the naval boats in mcalA10F07i02.

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                                    Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                    Date:  1944-05-14

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    May 14, 1944. SC 1506. Sponsor's Party. Mrs. Lewis F. Olson is seen hand clasped standing closest to the champagne bottle suspended from above. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Far right the steamboat Ticonderoga is docked. Photo #4. See also mcalA10F07i10

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                                      Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                      Date:  1944-04-16

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      April 16, 1944. Sub-chaser SC 1504 christening. Sponsor's Party. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. To the right in the background is seen the steamboat Ticonderoga that sailed Lake Champlain from Burlington, Vt. to Port Kent, NY until 1953. Photo #3.

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                                        Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                        Date:  undated

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        The sterns of two ships seen here with shipbuilders congregated around the twin propellers. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Date unknown but may be 1940s. Photo #9. See also mcalA01F11i02 and mcalA01F11i17

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                                          Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                          Date:  undated

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          A group of men standing around and beneath a large boat that is up on timber and metal supports showing the stern end with its propellers. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Numbers arranged vertically partially visible on the stern. Photo #9. See mcalA01F11i02.

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                                            Title:   Shelburne High School

                                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                            Date:  1947; 1947

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            1947 photo of the graduating class at Shelburne High School, consisting of 6 girls and 3 boys. John E. McGee, principal, science & math teacher, and coach from 1935-1960, stands in the back row. The school closed in 1964. Photo #2.

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                                              Title:   Shelburne High School

                                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                              Date:  undated; undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated photo of Shelburne Public School building, Shelburne Road, Shelburne, Vt. Built in 1926.

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                                                Title:   Shelburne High School

                                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                Date:  undated; undated

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Undated photo of the back of the Shelburne Public School building ; undated.

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                                                  Title:   Shelburne High School

                                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                  Date:  undated; undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Undated photo of the Shelburne Public School building ; undated ; located on Shelburne Road, Shelburne, Vt. Built in 1926.

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