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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:   Camp Marycrest (Grand Isle, VT)

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photo contact sheet showing four different photographs of staff, girl residents and a parade on the grounds of Camp Marycrest located in Grand Isle, Vermont. The girls' camp was run by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic Order and operated from 1957 to 1993. May date from the 1950s or 1960s.

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    Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

    Date:  1954

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1954 photo of a parade on the grounds of Camp Marycrest as campers march down a dirt road carrying large banner.

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      Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

      Date:  1959

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1959 photo of a truck decorated as a boat that is part of parade at Camp Marycrest. Campers dressed as Indians "paddle" the boat. They are commemorating the 350th landing of Samuel de Champlain on the shores of the lake of 1609.

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        Title:   Camp Marycrest - Staff

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

        Date:  1959

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1959 contact sheet with four photos of Camp Marycrest; group photo of staff with nuns and priest (photo #10), photo of campers (photo #7), young girls singing with instructor, parade.

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          Title:   Camp Marycrest - Staff

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

          Date:  1959

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1959 contact sheet with four photos of Camp Marycrest; group photo of staff with nuns and priest (photo #10), photo of campers (photo #7), young girls singing with instructor, parade.

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            Title:   Camp Marycrest - Staff

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

            Date:  1959

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1959 contact sheet with four photos of Camp Marycrest; group photo of staff with nuns and priest (photo #10), photo of campers (photo #7), young girls singing with instructor, parade.

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              Title:   Parades

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

              Date:  undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Float in a summer parade (July 4th?) by the Gelineaus Pastry Shop located on 184 North Street, manufacturers of sweet food. Seven men ride dressed in white chef's hats, white shirts and ties. A cake rides on the front of the float. Undated but may be 1920s.

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                Title:   Parades

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Float in a summer parade (may be July 4th) of the G. S. Blodgett Co. Inc. showing the progress of the washing machine. It reads "3 pm the old way ; 10 am the new way. Let the Easy wash for you. Free demonstration." A model of the Easy washing machine seen on the back of the float. To the far left is another float for Socony Motor Oil.

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                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                  Date:  1952

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1952 photo of (very likely) an Armistice Day parade, on the way to the VFW memorial at Battery Park (see mcalB21F14i11). Leading the parade are Burlington Mayor J. Edward Moran (left), two other men in uniform, and a color guard carrying the American flag and the VFW Howard Plant Post No. 782 flag. 782 is named after Burlington's first casualty in World War I, Howard W. Plant.

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                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                    Date:  1947-1948

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1947 or 1948 photo of members of the VFW Squirrel Club, assembled on and around a flat-bed truck, either before or after a parade in Burlington. Location is outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt. They are part of the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC), an organization within VFW that seeks to have fun while also visiting the sick and disabled in veterans hospitals and elsewhere. The MOC motto is displayed on the side of the truck: "Keep 'Em Smiling in Beds of White."

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                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                      Date:  1947-1948

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1947 or 1948 photo of ladies on a parade float (made from a flatbed truck) with sign "Queen Isabella". Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club Squirrel Club. Location outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt.

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                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                        Date:  1947-1948

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1947 or 1948 photo of ladies on a parade float (made from a flatbed truck) with sign "Queen Isabella". Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club Squirrel Club. Location outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt. Photo #1.

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                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                          Date:  1947-1948

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1947 or 1948 photo of a parade float (made from a flatbed truck) with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club Squirrel Club. Location outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt.

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