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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: Battery Street Park

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

Date:  1938-1940; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1938-1940 photograph of Battery Park showing crews working on the resurfacing of park walkways. The emptied fountain can be seen in the foreground and the bandstand can be seen to the right.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

    Date:  1938-1940; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Photograph dated June 3, 1938, Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the construction of the stone masonry parapet wall with the reinforced concrete caps. Note the first concrete cap being polished after removing the forms also the reinforced materials in the right foreground in reinforcing the caps also the special forms used in pouring the concrete caps.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

      Date:  1938-1940; undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1938-1940 photograph (may be summer 1938) of the north entrance to Battery Park at the completion of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) project.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

        Date:  1938-1940; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1938-1940 photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. work crew resurfacing lower Battery Street.

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          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Photo of the dedication of a plaque by the Ladies Auxiliary. Location is in or near Battery Park, Burlington. Children join the dedication. Seen in the background is Brewer Bros. Inc., a car dealership (DeSoto, REO trucks, buses and Plymouth) and service business once located at 1-9 No. Avenue (current site of the Burlington Police Dept). A Queen City bus also in the background.

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            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

            Date:  1957

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1957 photo showing a gathering of veterans and neighborhood children, probably on Veterans Day. An elderly gentleman (seen in mcalB21F12i01), standing at a microphone, is addressing the crowd. The location is Battery Park (DeSoto/Plymouth dealership seen on far left is Brewer Bros. at No. 1-9 North Ave., the north edge of Battery Park), and the crowd is facing the memorial placed there in memory of Howard W. Plant, "the first Burlington boy" to die in World War I.

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              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

              Date:  1957

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1957 photo of a Veterans Day ceremony at Battery Park. A man in uniform places a wreath at the VFW memorial site dedicated to Howard W. Plant, as a small crowd of women veterans (wearing garrison caps) and children look on. Weather on this day was chilly, with 15-25 mph winds, according to the Burlington Free Press. The other possible occasion may be the 40th anniversary of Plant's death (6 Dec., 1917).

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                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                Date:  1957

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Same event as in mcalB21F12i02 but with a different veteran speaking at the microphone. Very likely Veterans Day at Battery Park.

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                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                  Date:  1957

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Another view of Veterans Day (1957) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Veterans, one soldier in uniform, and children from the neighborhood are present. The speaker at the microphone is as yet unidentified but could easily be a veteran of World War I (see also mcalB21F12i01-mcalB21F12i02).

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                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                    Date:  1957

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1957 photo of a veterans' ceremony at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt., perhaps on Veterans Day. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. This gathering is at the Howard William Plant memorial. Plant, as the plaque states, was the "first Burlington boy" to die in World War I. VFW Post #782 is named the "Howard Plant Post" in his honor. Plant died in 1917, so this ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of his death.

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                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                      Date:  1957

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1957 photo of a Veterans Day memorial at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. A few men seem to be lined up to speak at the microphone.

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                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                        Date:  1957

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1957 photo of a gathering of veterans and onlookers (mostly children) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Among the several American flags is the standard for the local VFW Howard Plant Post. Several men are in full uniform, some wearing garrison caps; almost all are saluting. The occasion may be Veterans Day, or the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard William Plant, first Burlington casualty in World War I.

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                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                          Date:  1957

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1957 photo of a gathering of veterans at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt. Inside the iron fence (left) is a small memorial dedicated to the memory of Howard William Plant, "first Burlington boy" to die in World War I. VFW Post # 782 is named in his honor. Crowd appears to be ready for a ceremony and speaker, who may be J. Edward Moran, mayor of Burlington, 1949-1957.

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                            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                            Date:  1957

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1957 photo of a gathering of veterans at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Occasion very likely is Veterans Day. A speaker is addressing the crowd. This may be J. Edward Moran, mayor of Burlington 1949-1957 and then manager of the airport.

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                              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                              Date:  1957

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1957 photo of a veterans ceremony in Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Occasion may be Veterans Day and/or the dedication of a small monument to the memory of Howard William Plant, first Burlington serviceman to die in World War I. A soldier in uniform looks pensively at the memorial as others look on, notably several women veterans holding American flags.

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                                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                Date:  1959

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1959 photo of a ceremony at Battery Park, very likely at the veterans memorial dedicated to Howard W. Plant. An officer, perhaps a veteran, is reading a passage from a booklet. A number of onlookers from the neighborhood, plus other veterans, have gathered for the occasion.

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                                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                  Date:  1959

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1959 photo of a ceremony at Battery Park, very likely at the veterans memorial dedicated to Howard W. Plant. C. Douglas Cairns, Mayor of Burlington (perhaps former mayor by this date) is standing at a microphone, addressing the crowd. An elderly lady--perhaps a relative of Plant's-- stands apart from the crowd to view the granite memorial. A number of onlookers from the neighborhood, plus other veterans, have gathered for the occasion.

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                                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                    Date:  1959

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1959 photo of a ceremony at Battery Park, very likely on Veterans Day. An honor guard stands ready to fire one or more volleys--very likely the customary three--in honor of deceased veterans. (Three volleys from seven rifles does not constitute a 21-gun salute, however.) A number of citizens are present. The veterans memorial in Battery Park is dedicated to the memory of Howard W. Plant, first Burlington casualty of World War I.

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                                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                      Date:  1959

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1959 photo of a veteran speaking at Battery Park, very likely on Veterans Day. A small crowd of veterans and citizens has gathered near the VFW war memorial.

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                                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                        Date:  1959

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1959 photo of a wreathe-laying ceremony at the VFW war memorial in Battery Park, very likely on Veterans Day. A lady in civilian clothing observes, standing apart from the crowd. She may be a survivor of Howard W. Plant, first Burlington World War I casualty, to whose memory the memorial is dedicated. A small crowd of veterans, citizens, and children has gathered at the site.

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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 an Armistice Day (after 1954: Veterans Day) commemoration at the VFW memorial in Battery Park. A sailor stands in front of the memorial dedicated to the memory of seaman Howard W. Plant, "the first Burlington boy" to die in World War I, specifically on the US destroyer "Jacob Jones," 6 Dec., 1917. Burlington Mayor J. Edward Moran (2nd from far left) and other veterans and citizens look on in silence.

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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 - Ladies Auxiliary

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

                                              Date:  1957

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1957 photo of a ceremony at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt., held perhaps on Veterans Day. The iron fence around the monument honoring Howard W. Plant is opened. A speaker (far right) addresses the crowd as VFW Ladies Auxiliary members hold American flags, which appear to be flapping in fairly stiff wind. The Brewer Bros. car dealership in the background now houses the Burlington Police Dept.

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                                                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ladies Auxiliary

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

                                                Date:  undated

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Undated photo of a ceremony at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt., near the small monument placed there in memory of Howard W. Plant, the first Burlington casualty of World War I. Several band musicians (who happen to be dressed like Canadian "Mounties") stand at attention while other attendees look on. Two women, very likely members of the Ladies Auxiliary, hold American flags, perhaps as "Taps" is being played (see mcalB21F19i04, which complements this scene). The event may have taken place on Veterans Day.

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                                                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ladies Auxiliary

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

                                                  Date:  undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Undated photo of veterans' ceremony, perhaps on Veterans Day, at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. The car dealership in the background now houses the Burlington Police Dept. The memorial stone and plaque--if it is the same one dedicated to Howard William Plant, first Burlington casualty of World War I--has since been moved to the southeast corner of the park, near the corner of Battery and Pearl Sts. A man playing trumpet (perhaps the same as in mcalB17F11i02), very likely "Taps," faces the memorial, which is enclosed by an iron fence, as other veterans and citizens salute or stand at attention.

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