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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:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

Date:  undated

Undated but may be 1929 or early 1930s repaving after removal or covering up of trolley tracks. To the left is a filling station and billboard signs advertising Chesterfield (cigarettes?) and the Sherwood Hotel. City street dept workmen lay fill and steamroll asphalt. Houses line the ridge towering in background.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

    Date:  undated

    Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of Riverside Ave showing road construction project by the city street dept crew. Billboards are seen in the background including one advertising Lucky Strike cigarettes. Filling station seen to the left may be Fairview Garage of 110 Riverside Ave.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

      Date:  undated

      Undated but may be 1939 view of So. Winooski Ave. looking south at the intersection of Main Street. To the left men work on street construction project near the corner Herbert Auto Service at 204-206 So. Winooski selling Gulf. To the right is the Strong Theater building and Strong Hardware at 205-207 So. Winooski. A two story tall billboard structure is seen to the west side of the auto service store.

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        Title:   Road Construction

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

        Date:  1928-09-10

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        September 10, 1928. Road crew and a huge machine work along a stretch of road. Dozens of cloth bags containing construction material are seen lined up. Billboards in the distance advertise Atwater Kent radios, Graham Paige and a fuel company for coal and oil.

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          Title:   Road Construction

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

          Date:  1928-09-10

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          September 10, 1928. An end of a strip of road being constructed is seen as workmen apply a road surface. Billboards are in the distance along with a sign for "Tourists."

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            Title:   Road Construction

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

            Date:  1928-09-10

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            September 10, 1928. Workmen, bags of cement, trucks, machinery and road side billboards all are seen at this road construction site. On the photo's left side is seen strung lines to plumb the straight edge of the road side.

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