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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:   War Bond Campaign

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

Date:  1944

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1944 photo of several men standing in front of a Railway Express Agency (REA) truck while one points at publicity for the 3rd War Bond campaign. Identity of men unknown, but they are very likely administrators and employees of REA, which had headquarters at 111 St. Paul St., Burlington.

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    Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

    Date:  1944

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1944 photo of a store window display promoting war bonds ("Buy an Extra U.S. War Bond Now!") and heralding the 4th War Loan (or fund raising) campaign. The display also pays tribute to Poland ("a Nation Bathed in Blood") and the strength of the Polish people. One poster has "an open letter to the unconquerable (?) Poles."

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      Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

      Date:  1944

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1944 photo of store (very likely Sears on Church St.; note wall advertising) customers and/or employees signing up to buy U.S. war bonds. Large poster of GI throwing a hand grenade says: "[Let The]m Have It. Buy Extra Bonds." Informal arrangement of "ordinary citizens" in an everyday setting conveys the idea that everyone can contribute to the war effort.

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        Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

        Date:  1944

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1944 photo of store (very likely Sears on Church St.; note wall advertising) customers and/or employees signing up to buy U.S. war bonds. Large poster of GI throwing a hand grenade says: "[Let 'Em Have It. Buy Extra Bonds." Informal arrangement of "ordinary citizens" in an everyday setting conveys the idea that everyone can contribute to the war effort.

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          Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

          Date:  1945

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1945 photo of a large store window with several panels devoted to the War Bond campaign. Date may be after May 8th, 1945 (Victory in Europe), since the four posters describe each country as being "at peace," and the "NEXT!" poster (see mcalB21F26i04), indicating Japan as the next theater to be conquered, is also on display. Total amounts raised during the 6th War Loan were announced in early Jan., 1945, so this image may have been taken a month or 2 before or after that date. Readers are encouraged to buy more bonds "for total victory and lasting peace."

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            Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

            Date:  1945

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1945 photo of a rather cluttered window display promoting the 6th War Loan. Total amounts raised in the 6th War Loan were announced in early January, 1945, so much of the campaign coincided with the Christmas shopping season, which explains the "Peace on Earth" slogan and other decorations. The local or regional goal was to raise $2.4 million. Many slogans appear in this display, e.g. "On to Tokyo," "Let's finish the job!" "Let's go for the knock out blow," and "Your country is still at war. Are you?" intimating perhaps an element of complacency or overconfidence on the part of citizens. Name of store is unknown.

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