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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 Airport

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

Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

June 21, 1935. Photo #10. Caption on 1935 photo reads "# 10 Burlington Vt 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj # 402-B15-1, Burlington Municipal Airport - Distribution tank loading from ground storage tanks, and supply tank truck discharging into storage tank." Side view of one truck has sign attached to it reading "Burlington Street Dept."

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    Title:   Burlington Airport

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    Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    June 20, 1935. Photo #6. Caption on photo reads "#6 Burlington Vt. 6-20-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj # 402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Distribution of Bitumuls and blade grater following and leveling prior to light compacting of surface." Show industrial road construction vehicles of 1935 with operators.

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      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

      Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      June 20, 1935. Photo #7. Caption on photo reads "#7 Burlington Vt 6-20-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B151 Burlington Municipal Airport - Tractor and spring tooth horrows mixing dry aggregate prior to application of Bitumuls. Shows workmen and tractor with operator.

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        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

        Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        June 21, 1935. Photo #9. Caption on photo reads "#9 Burlington Vt VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj-#402- 1 6, 6-21-35 Burlington Municipal Airport - 6" corrugated metal pipe perforated and asphalt coated before filling trench with crushed stone." Shows a very deep trench straight down the middle of the photo with the back of one worker center bottom and a man standing in the trench several feet away. Banks of earth piled to one side.

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          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

          Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          July 18, 1935. Photo #13. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#13 Burlington, Vt. 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj 402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - West end of E. + W. runway. Construction of Armour coat. Note chestnut stone before application of Colas emulsion: note stablized (?) constructed with American Bitumuls special (?) in 4 in. thickness?

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            Title:   Burlington Airport

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

            Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            June 21, 1935. Photo #11. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#11 Burlington Vt. 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport-Distributer truck, blade spring tooth harrows and light roller in working position." Shows a line of four construction vehicles in operation with drivers standing or sitting.

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              Title:   Burlington Airport

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

              Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              November 27, 1934. Photo #20A. This picture shows the starting of the grading of the east-west runway, just east of its junction with the north-south runway. Hand labor was used as much as possible in accordance with the V.E.R.A (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) principles. Caption on this 1934 photo reads ""#20A 11-27-34 Municipal Air Port Project - Grading East end of East and West runway with VERA labor."

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                Title:   Burlington Airport

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                Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                July 27, 1934. Photo # 4A. A view looking north from south end of the north-south runway showing the grading work in process which was done under the V.E.R.A. (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration). Note the opening at northern end where the trees and undergrowth have been removed to obtain better vision. Caption on this 1934 photo of construction of the Burlington Municipal Airport reads "#4A 7-27-34 Grading North and South Runway with VERA labor looking North from South end of runway."

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                  Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                  Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  June 12, 1935. Photo #5A. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#5A Burlington Vt. 6-12-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport. General view of soil stabilization work on E + W Runway by The American Bitumuls Co.

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                    Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    June 12, 1935. Photo #5. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#5 Burlington Vt 6-12-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - General view of east end of E + W Runway, drainage ditch on the right." Concrete slabs are arranged in a horizontal line across the lower central portion of photo.

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                      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                      Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      June 12, 1935. Photo #1. Caption on this 1935 photo states construction being done on the Burlington Municipal Airport in Vermont. It is numbered "#1" and is one of a series of photos of the VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Project #402-B15-1 showing work being done on the East and West runways. Construction vehicles and workers at the site.

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                        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                        Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        June 12, 1935. Photo #3. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#3 Burlington Vt. 6-12-35 Proj. # 402-B15-1 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Burlington Municipal Airport - West Section of E + W Runway showing excavated material on either side being loaded with power shovel and used for grading also drainage system being installed and crushed stone being placed on sand subbase(?) for stabilization work with Asphalt Emulsion."

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                          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                          Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          June 20, 1935. Photo #4. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#4 Burlington Vt. 6-20-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Grading of west end of E. + W. Runway."

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                            Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                            Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            June 21, 1935. Photo #10. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#10 Burlington Vt 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Distribution tank loading from ground storage tanks, and supply tank truck discharging into storage tank."

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                              Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                              Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              June 21, 1935. Photo #8. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#8 Burlington Vt 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Drainage ditch showing method of placing stone drainage backfill on top of 6" drain pipe." Construction workers shovel crushed stone.

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                                Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                July 18, 1935. Photo #14. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#14 Burlington Vt. 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj # 402 B25-1 Burlington Municipal Airport East end of E + W runway. Construction of Armour coat consisting of 1" chestnut stone covered with pea stone after 1st and 2nd application of quick breaking emulsion sand covering over 3rd application.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                  Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  July 18, 1935. Photo #15. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#15 Burlington Vt 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport. General view from Beacon Tower. Note completed stabilization base in taxi strip in right foreground. Crushed stone for Armour coat being placed in left foreground on E + W runway."

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