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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:   Circus People

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

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Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Main Circus sideshow with staging, banners, circus performers, and other employees. The main stage states 'strange people.' The ticket podiums states 'freaks.' Overhead banners advertises 'direct from Iceland Viking Giant alive.' The Circus traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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    Photo of the Iceland Viking Giant standing outside beside a tent of the main circus sideshow. The Circus may have been an independent organization that traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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      Photo of a reclining nude lady; a member of the circus and one of the performers. Same lady as in mcalA09F08i06 and 07. The Circus may have been an independent organization that traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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        Three portrait photos of the same lady, a member of the circus. Same lady as in mcalA09F08i05 and 07. The Circus may have been an independent organization that traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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          Photo of the living quarters inside her trailer of a lady of the circus. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05 and 06. The Circus may have been an independent organization that traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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            Photo contact sheet that includes photos of the trailer living quarters and portrait photos of the lady of the circus. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06 and 07. 1940s-50s?

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              Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06, 07 and 08. May be 1940s at the Champlain Valley Fair. 1940s-50s?

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                Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent holding a cupid like sculpted figure. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06, 07, 08 and 09. May be 1940s-50s? at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                  Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent wearing a large floral arrangement in her hair. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 10. May be 1940s-50s? at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                    Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 and 11. May be 1940s-50s? at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                      Portrait photo of a lady of the circus with flowers in her hair standing outside a tent. Same lady as seen in photos mcalA09F08i05 through 12. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                        Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent with flowers in her hair. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05 through 13. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                          Portrait photo of a lady of the circus with flowers in her hair and wearing a dressy off the shoulder dress standing outside a tent. Same lady as seen in photos mcalA09F08i05 through 12. May be 1940s-50s? at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                            Photo of a circus performer balancing a barbell standing outside a pull trailer and other circus structures. Location and date unknown. Photo #5. The Circus may have been an independent organization that traveled to Vermont and set up at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds. 1940s-50s?

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

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                              Photo of the lady of the circus (mcalA09F08i10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and other photos) seen here with Iceland Viking Giant (as seen in mcalA09F08i02) standing outside a tent. May be 1940s-50s? at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                                Baby Thelma Williams as the circus Fat Lady seen sitting on a sofa holding a mirror primping her hair. See also in mcalA09F09i05, 8, 10, 11, 12) Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                                  Baby Thelma Williams as the circus Fat Lady seen here reclining (see also mcalA09F09i04, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12) Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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

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                                    Photo of two men of the circus standing near the company's trailers. The man of the left may be the Iceland Viking Giant as seen in mcalA09F08i02 and mcalA09F09i03 in his costume. The man on the right appears in his tattoo artist booth in photo mcalA09F08i03. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, Vermont.

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                                      Photo of two men of the circus standing near the company's trailers. The man of the left may be the Iceland Viking Giant as seen in mcalA09F08i02 and mcalA09F09i03 in his costume. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, Vermont.

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                                        Photo of Baby Thelma Williams as the circus "Fat Lady." Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                                          Portrait photo of a man of the circus, with who may be his wife and child. The man may be afflicted with a form of Elephant man disease. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair. See also mcalA14F16i09

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                                            One of several photographs of Baby Thelma Williams as the circus "Fat Lady." This one showing her seated on an armed bench with hands on her legs. Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                                              One of several photographs of Baby Thelma Williams as the circus "Fat Lady." This one showing her seated on an armed bench with one leg resting on the seat while she holds a mirror. Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                                                One of several photographs of Baby Thelma Williams as the circus "Fat Lady." This one showing her reclining on an wooden bench with one arm resting on the arm of the bench. One leg rests on the cushioned seat. Early 1950s photo possibly taken at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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                                                  Portrait photo of a lady of the circus standing outside a tent in an off the shoulder dress, dangling earrings and a flower and feather hairpiece. Same lady as seen in mcalA09F08i05, 06, 07 and 08. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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