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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:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

Date:  1937

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photograph of the completed entrance to Ethan Allen Park.

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    Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

    Date:  1937

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Original caption reads: A section of Ethan Allen Park drive where a considerable amount of rock had to be blasted out of the roadway before constructing the pavement.

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      Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

      Date:  1937

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Original caption reads: This view shows Ethan Allen Park drive as seen from the pinnacle. This drive is being constructed with 8" telford stone sub base, 4 inches of stabilized sand and stone base and 1 1/4 inch of armor coat wearing surface covered with a thin layer of washed sand. There is a little over one mile of this type of pavement sixteen feet in width which has been constructed under the WPA project.

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        Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

        Date:  1937

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Original caption reads: This is a view of the building built under WPA Project No. 65-12-344 at Ethan Allen Park to be used as a combination tool house and toilet for ladies and gentlemen. Modern plumbing has been installed in the toilets with a large cesspool for sewage disposal which can later be connected with the proposed sewer to be built on Bradley Road. This building is erected near the picnic grounds in the Pine Grove.

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          Title:   Parks

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Roosevelt Park out near current location of Boys and Girls Club in Burlington.

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            Title:   Parks

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

            Date:  1928-11-26

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Date on back of photo November 26, 1928. Baseball stand at South Park (steel and concrete construction). Steel erected by Eastern Bridge and Structural Co. Concrete (?). Span Roof constructed by the Hathorn Co.

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              Title:   Parks

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

              Date:  1938-07-27

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              July 27, 1938. Construction of an urban park. Work crew seen in the distance.

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                Title:   Parks

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Roosevelt Park near the current location of the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington, Vermont.

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                  Title:   Parks (4X5)

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

                  Date:  1938-11-14

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  November 14, 1938. A workman grates the earth with a tractor. Houses line the area. Other workmen seen in the distance.

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                    Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                    Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    T.S. Peck Insurance Agency 154 College Street : Several cars parked in front of three College St. businesses: Sherwin-Williams Paints (152), T.S. Peck, and Agel Corman furniture. Photo is taken from City Hall park.

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                      Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                      Date:  1945

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1945. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background form a circle with a short stem, the purpose of which may be to form a globe with a cross at its top, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. American flag seen in lower right. Photo #1.

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                        Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                        Date:  1944

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1944. Outdoor gathering of Trinity College students on a sunny day, so it may be a graduation event, but the exact details are unknown. Students in the foreground seem to form a cross, while others stand in a circle before joining a single line. This may be an attempt to form a clover--a symbol of the Holy Trinity--or a globe at the base of a cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. American flag seen in lower right corner.

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                          Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                          Date:  1944

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1944. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. Photo #1.

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                            Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                            Date:  1944

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1944. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. Photo #2?

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                              Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                              Date:  1944

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1944. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. Photo #5.

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                                Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                                Date:  1944

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1944. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. Photo #3.

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                                  Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                                  Date:  1944

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1944. Trinity College students process toward venue of ceremony depicted in mcalB19F10i01-i07 (graduation? May Day festival?). Photo #6.

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                                    Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                                    Date:  1944

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1944. Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. Photo #4.

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                                      Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Trinity College students gathered at an outdoor ceremony. In the foreground, students stand in cross-shaped formation, with several, dressed in white, forming an inner cross. Students in the background are forming either a clover leaf--symbolic of the Holy Trinity--or a circle (or globe) at the base of the cross, an ancient Christian symbol of sovereignty. One person carries an American flag. Photo #2.

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                                        Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                        Date:  1951

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1951 photo of a grandstand for seating at an urban park. See mcalA14F12i02 for another stand at South Park, Burlington.

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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

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                                            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

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                                              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

                                                  Yet another view of Veterans Day (1957) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. (see also mcalB21F12i02). Veterans, a color guard plus others in uniform, and children from the neighborhood are present. This photo shows another veteran addressing the crowd.

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