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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:   Christ the King School, Burlington

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

School band in uniform and in cross shaped formation. A banner reads "Christ the King, Burlington Vt". Rev. Benjamin Wysolmerski stands to the left. Undated.

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    Title:   Christ the King School, Burlington

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

    Date:  undated

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    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    School band in uniform and in column formation. A banner reads "Christ the King School, Burlington Vt." Rev. Benjamin Wysolmerski, priest of the Catholic diocese of Burlington, stands to the right. Undated.

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      Title:   Christ the King School, Burlington

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

      Date:  undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      School band in uniform and in column formation. The Rev. Benjamin Wysolmerski, priest of the Catholic diocese of Burlington, stands to the right and another man stands to the left. Banner held by two boys reads "Christ the King School, Burlington, Vt." Flag bearer is foreground center. Undated.

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        Title:   Christ the King School, Burlington

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

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        School band in uniform and in column shaped formation. The Rev. Benjamin Wysolmerski stands to the right. Banner held by two boys reads "Christ the King School, Burlington, Vt." Flag bearer is foreground center. Undated.

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          Title:   Christ the King School, Burlington

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Students gather around a table displaying a variety of publications by the Catholic Press. Banners and posters encourage students to read books printed by the publisher. "February is Catholic Press month" reads one of the posters hanging from the front of the table. "Be Catholic, read Catholic ... join the millions who read the Catholic Press" reads a wall banner. Photo no. 3. Location may be in the school's library. Undated but may be 1950s.

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            Title:   Cootiette Club, Burlington

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Members of the Burlington Vermont Supreme Cootiette Club of the United States No. 113 sit for a formal portrait. They sit on a stage with the club's banner to the left and the American flag to the right. On the banner is seen Lincoln Club No. 113, Burlington, Vermont) and a partial date April 3, 19--. Many wear the club vests and hats. The club is a voluntary, non-profit auxiliary women's club formed to offer support to veterans and families as part of the VFW. Clubs nationwide formed as early as 1930 with national headquarters in Sacramento, California. Women had to be at least 18 years of age. Photo 1.

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              Title:   Cootiette Club, Burlington

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

              Date:  undated

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              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Members of the Burlington Vermont Supreme Cootiette Club of the United States No. 113 sit for a formal portrait. They sit on a stage with the club's banner to the left and the American flag to the right. Banner reads in part Lincoln Club No. 113, Burlington, Vermont with a partial date April 3, 194-. A large Welcome sign hangs behind the women. Many wear the club vests and hats. The club is a voluntary, non-profit auxiliary women's club formed to offer support to veterans and families as part of the VFW. Clubs nationwide formed as early as 1930 with national headquarters in Sacramento, California. Women had to be at least 18 years of age. Photo 2.

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                Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                Date:  1955

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter and nearby counters with a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Photo #1.

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                  Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                  Date:  1955

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter with store employees. Nearby counters have a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Date 1950s. See p. 66 Images of America Burlington. Photo #2.

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                    Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                    Date:  undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Closeup photo of the performing orchestra on stage at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. Two American flags are draped across the face of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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                      Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      View of the stage and musical group assembled there in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. Two American flags are flank the face of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To the right is a replica of a huge birthday cake with the letter R above it. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room.

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                        Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                        Date:  undated

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                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        View of the stage and musical group assembled there in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. To the right is a replica of a huge birthday cake with the letter R above it. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room. Event celebrating the birthday of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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                          Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                          Date:  undated

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                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Another view of the stage in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. Two American flags are flank the face of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To the left is a replica of a huge birthday cake suspended from the rafters. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room. 1930s - 1940s

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                            Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Basketball

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

                            Date:  1947

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1947 photo of members of the Mt St Mary's basketball team posing in the gymnasium with school banner. Photo #9.

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                              Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Basketball

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

                              Date:  1947

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                              1947 photo of members of the Mt St Mary's basketball team posing in the gymnasium with school banner. Photo #8.

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                                Title:   Theatricals

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Cast portrait of high school students from Edmunds High School building (Burlington High School) for comedy "Once and for All" by Sidney Duball. Stage set with a street scene. Banner hangs in back and reads "Welcome Home Nick." Photo #1. See also mcalB03F20i09 In the 1956 Oread, p. 72-73 is a complete write-up.

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                                  Title:   Trinity College, Burlington

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Undated photo of Trinity College graduates in cap and gown are joined by other young women dressed in long gowns on the steps of Mann Hall on campus. A young woman in gown and veil stands center with a young girl and boy at either side of her. Banner to far right. Photo #4?

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                                    Title:   UVM - Class Reunions

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

                                    Date:  1951

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Class of 1920 at their 30th (or 31st) reunion, assembled on the UVM Green with Williams Science Hall in the background (left).

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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

                                      A group of mostly older women veterans gather for a portrait. They wear the caps of their organization and each has a corsage. A banner in the background reads in part Ladies Auxiliary ... Howard ... Post No. ... Burlington"

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                                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                        Date:  undated

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                                        Women of the Auxiliary gather for a group portrait. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States"

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                                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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                                          The men gather for a group portrait. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924. Photo #1.

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                                            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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                                            The men gather for a group portrait. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924. Photo #2.

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                                              Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                                              Date:  1945

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1945 photo of Mrs. Edyth Holmes, East Brookfield, Vt standing in WCAX Radio studio with banner reading CBS WCAX

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                                                Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                                                Date:  1945

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                                                1945 WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster with scripts and CBS WCAX banner.

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                                                  Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                                                  Date:  1946-1947

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                                                  1946 / 1947 photo of a woman standing in radio station next to floor microphone with CBS WCAX banner.

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