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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:   Art - Painting by Grace A. Webb

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

Date:  1944

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1944 or 1945 Watercolor painting of a marine vessel coded SC1505 (perhaps a military submarine chaser). Painting is signed Grace A. Webb. This subject is reminiscent of several photos McAllister took of the launching to such boats at the Shelburne Shipyard in April 1944. See photos under Donovan Construction Company, Burlington.

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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:  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:   Boats

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

                    Date:  1944

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1944-1945 view of the inside lower level of a large boat. A stairway leads to top deck.

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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 five men stand along side a large boat in dry dock.

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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 view of the inside lower level of a large boat. A stairway leads to top deck.

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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

                            SC 1029 and SC 1030 docked. SC 1029 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Keel laid 4/27/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/30/44. SC 1030 built by Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, Vt. Keel laid 5/4/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/2/44. To the right in the background is the steamboat Ticonderoga with a large sign atop the upper deck reading SHOW BOAT. The Ti traveled from Burlington Vt to Port Kent, NY until 1953.

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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

                                Sub-chaser SC 1029 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Keel laid 4/27/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/30/44. SC 1030 built at Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, Vt. Keel laid 5/4/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/2/44. Bunting and American flags adorn the bows. Photo #7.

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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

                                  Slightly out of focus photo of broadside of one of the naval crafts built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Seen here as it moves through the waters of Lake Champlain. Undated but probably 1940s. See also mcalA10F08i05

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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. Christening of sub-chaser SC 1504 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #1.

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                                      Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

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

                                      Date:  1944-04-30

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      April 16, 1944. Sub-chaser SC 1505. Christening Sponsor's Party. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Ensign Martha P. Dinsmore, USNR holding bouquet of flowers. Photo #2. See also mcalA10F07i27 and mcalA10F07i08

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                                        Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

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

                                        Date:  1944-04-30

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                                        April 30, 1944. Christening of sub-chaser SC 1505 with Ensign Martha P. Dinsmore,USNR, Sponsor. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #3. See also mcalA10F07i07

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                                          Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

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

                                          Date:  1944-04-30

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          April 30, 1944. Christening of SC 1505 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Ensign Martha P. Dinsmore, USNR seen saluting. Photo #4.

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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

                                            Christening of sub-chaser SC 1506. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Mrs. Lewis F. Olson seen center closest to suspended champagne bottle. Undated but probably May 14, 1944. Photo #4. See also mcalA10F07i19

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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

                                              Broadside of sub-chaser SC 1506 seen in Lake Champlain just inside the breakwater. 1944? Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting.

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                                                Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

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

                                                Date:  1944-07-15

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                July 15, 1944. Broadside sub-chaser SC 1506 seen in Lake Champlain. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Burlington, VT.

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                                                  Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

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

                                                  Date:  undated

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                                                  July 15, 1944. Sub-chaser SC 1506 seen in Lake Champlain. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting.

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