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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:   Stores - S.S. Kresge (Burlington, VT)

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

Date:  1955; 1955

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Window display at S.S. Kresge's at the time of their remodeling. Decorations anticipate harvest and Thanksgiving Day.

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

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

    Date:  1945; 1945

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Display of "Kem-Tone, the miracle wall finish" at a Sherwin-Williams paint store in Burlington, Vt. "Here!! Try it yourself and be convinced" is the message behind the pyramid of paint cans.

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

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

      Date:  1945-1946; 1945-1946

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Display of "Mello-Gloss" paint, which leaves a washable surface.

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

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

        Date:  1945; 1945

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Display window at the Sherwin-Williams Paints store in Burlington, Vt.

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

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

          Date:  1944; 1944

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Interior of Sherwin-Williams Paints store in Burlington, Vt. at 152 College St., in the block across from City Hall park. Long rectangular showroom with hardwood floors has wallpaper samples on the left side and displays of other products throughout the store.

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

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

            Date:  1945; 1945

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Window display of Lowe Brothers paints, finishes, and brushes (is this really a Sherwin-Williams store?).

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

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

              Date:  1945; 1945

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Sherwin-Williams Paints, 152 College St., Burlington, Vt. Innovative window display demonstrates how clear a coating of Lin-X Clear Gloss is.

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

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

                Date:  1945; 1945

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                (Duplicate of mcalB18F26i10) Window display of Lowe Brothers paints, finishes, and brushes (is this really a Sherwin-Williams store?).

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

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

                  Date:  1945; 1945

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Display of Lin-X and Kem-Tone glosses and finishes.

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

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

                    Date:  1945; 1945

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Display and advertising for Lin-X finishes: "These three HOME brighteners are really Work Lighteners."

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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

                      Advertising for "Pestroy," an insecticide (pest + destroy = Pestroy). Doggerel on tombstone- shaped panels touts the effectiveness of the product.

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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

                        Toy "insect," probable victim of the insecticide "Pestroy." Tombstone seen in mcalB18F26i15 is visible in the upper left corner of this photo.

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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

                          Window display at Sherwin-Williams Paints advertising the 3 products (i.e. "triplets") made by Lin-X (clear gloss finishes).

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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

                            Sherwin-Williams Paints window display and advertising for Pestroy (pest + destroy = Pestroy), DDT based insecticide seen in other photos. Ads proclaim the lethal effects of Pestroy in the home.

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                              Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

                              Date:  1952; 1952

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1952 photo of 23 Church Street. Singer Sewing Machine Co. retail store, on the west side of Church St. Display window has several mannequins, vacuum cleaners, and an ornate "coat-of-arms" announcing Singer's 100th anniversary. See interior of store mcalB18F27i06

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                                Title:   Stores, Exteriors

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Burlington retail store for Dodge Plymouth automobiles advertising its Spring open house. A man and woman stand outside next to a car; she in fur coat; he next to her with one leg on the running board.

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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

                                  Store window display promoting the sale of War Bonds and American values, as expressed in the "Four Freedoms" paintings by Norman Rockwell. Other items on display have some connection to World War II and 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 poster display in store window, perhaps at a travel agency, touting the effectiveness of War Bonds and promoting further sales. Words and phrases used: "Ravaged," [several European countries] "at peace," "No surrender," and "They can take only our bodies!"

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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 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

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                                                  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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