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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 Lakefront

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

Date:  1932; 1934, undated; 1932; 1934, undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

January 9, 1934. The Admiral and Oneida, two ferries, at anchor at the Burlington lake front.

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    Title:   Burlington Lakefront

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

    Date:  1932; 1934, undated; 1932; 1934, undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    January 9, 1934. Photo #10. Elisha Goodsell Dock and three converted steam yachts (ferries) during winter at the Burlington lake front on Lake Champlain.

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      Title:   Burlington Lakefront

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

      Date:  1932; 1934, undated; 1932; 1934, undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      January 9, 1934. Photo #8. Goodsell Dock and ferry boat, Oneida, at the Burlington lake front on Lake Champlain.

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        Title:   Champlain Ferries

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

        Date:  undated; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        The two ferries, City of Burlington and the City of Plattsburgh are seen on Lake Champlain as they cruise near one another about to cross paths. Cars and people are seen on deck. Post World War II.

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          Title:   Champlain Ferries

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Cars and a wagon with horses line up along the ferry access road to board the ferry operating on Lake Champlain. The Steamer Chateaugay can be seen to the extreme left. A portion of its name is visible along with its smoke stack and pumping arm. Buildings along side the road leading to the boarding dock are to the right. Undated but may be 1930s.

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            Title:   Champlain Ferries

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Open deck ferry, the Roosevelt, is docked and cars drive off. In the foreground a man walks along the path as a car makes its way along the same road. A business sign on the far right reads Wither. Undated but may be 1930s or 1940s.

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              Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

              Date:  1936

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry. This may be the launching as the boat is decorated with streamers of flags from bow to stern along with American flags.

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                Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                Date:  1936*07-02

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                July 2, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry. This may be part of the launching as the boat is being pulled by a tug boat and many people crowd the viewing. Photo #65.

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                  Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                  Date:  1936

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1936 close up broadside view of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry near the docking pilings. People are crowded on the boat's main deck and a few on an upper deck. Railroad cars seen in the background. Photo #2.

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                    Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                    Date:  1936-07-06

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    July 6, 1936 photo of Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry in the water near shore. A barge is seen just to the left of the ferry. Photo #70.

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                      Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                      Date:  1936

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry cruising on Lake Champlain out beyond the breakwater. Several American flags are seen as well as cars on the main deck.

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                        Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                        Date:  1936-07-02

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        July 2, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry being christened at its launching. Dignitaries look on. Photo #60.

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                          Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                          Date:  1936

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry. This may be preparation for the launching as the boat is decorated with streamers of flags from bow to stern along with American flags. Many people mill around the area. A ladder leans against the bow and a man is climbing up it.

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                            Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                            Date:  1936-07-02

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            July 2, 1936 close up broadside photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry. This may be the launching preparation. The boat is still in dry dock. Photo #66.

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                              Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                              Date:  1936-07-02

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              July 2, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry as dignitaries prepare to christen the boat. A woman holds the champagne bottle surrounded by honored guests including children. The boat is still in dry dock and the ladder once leaning on the bow has been removed. Photo #59.

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                                Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                Date:  1936

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1936 close up broadside photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry. People sit in chairs along the sides of the main deck. A few people are on the upper deck. Buildings and railroad cars along the waterfront can also be seen. Photo #3.

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                                  Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                  Date:  1936

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company "City of Burlington" ferry as it pulls away from the dock. Both main and upper decks are crowded with people. Buildings along the shore line can be seen. Photo #4.

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                                    Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                    Date:  1936-07-06

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    July 6, 1936 City of Burlington (ferry) seen in Lake Champlain near the shore line with workmen, barges, cranes and track. Photo #73.

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                                      Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                      Date:  1936-07-06

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      July 6, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry in Lake Champlain anchored just off shore. Workmen are on deck and a barge is off to the left. Photo #71.

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                                        Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                        Date:  1936

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry cruising in Lake Champlain with the water front seen in the background.

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                                          Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                          Date:  1936

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry cruising in Lake Champlain. People are seen on deck along with several cars. American flags fly.

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                                            Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                            Date:  1936

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry docked near pilings in Lake Champlain. Photo #1.

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                                              Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                              Date:  1936-07-05

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              July 5, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry being maneuvered in Lake Champlain as the boats rudder is still seen out of the water. Workmen are on the shore ; a barge is off to the left. Photo #68.

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                                                Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                                Date:  1936-07-05

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                July 5, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry in Lake Champlain. Its rudder and propeller still out of the water. Robes and cables are attached to the boat. A ladder seen to the left hangs from the main deck into the water below. Photo #69.

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                                                  Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - "The City of Burlington"

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

                                                  Date:  1936-07-02

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  July 2, 1936 photo of the Champlain Transportation Company's "City of Burlington" ferry as it heads out into Lake Champlain. People are crowded on shore watching its launching. Photo #63.

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