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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:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

Date:  1961

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1961 photo of several Mount St. Mary's students and a nun gathered around a table with books and Vermont related material on display. Photo #13.

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    Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

    Date:  1961

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1961 photo of several Mount St. Mary's students and a nun gathered around a table with books and Vermont related material on display. Photo #14.

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      Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

      Date:  1955

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1955 photo of two teenagers (students?) and a nun gathered around a library table in the school library.

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        Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

        Date:  1955

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1955 photo of a young girl student standing outside with a nun and another woman.

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          Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

          Date:  1955

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1955 photo of a teenager (student?) seated with a nun at a desk in an office.

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            Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

            Date:  1955

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1955 photo of a man standing with two nuns and a novice probably in a school classroom. Each holds a book.

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              Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Basketball

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

              Date:  1955

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1955 photo of members of the Mt St Mary's basketball team posing in the gymnasium with the nun coach.

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                Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Theatricals

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

                Date:  1952; 1952

                1952 photo of seven young women dressed in long white robes and halos standing on stage each holding a sign with the name of a continent or a country. A nun sits center at a table. Photo #2.

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                  Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Theatricals

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

                  Date:  1952; 1952

                  1952 photo of seven young women dressed in long white robes and halos standing on stage each holding a sign with the name of a continent or a country. A nun sits center at a table. Photo #1.

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                    Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Theatricals

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

                    Date:  1957; 1957

                    1957 group photo of cast members of a student production at Mount St. Mary's Academy. A nun stands center. Photo #4.

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                      Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                      Date:  1955; 1955

                      Five Sisters of Mercy, looking at a globe. The cross and globe have special significance for the Sisters of Mercy and are seen on the highest points of the convent and school. The four sisters in white veils are very likely novices, going through at least a year of preparation before their final vows. Dated 1955.

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                        Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                        Date:  1955; 1955

                        Prayer before the altar in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Mount St. Mary's. Nuns wearing black veils very likely have made their solemn vows required by their order, the Sisters of Mercy. Those with white are novices, who remain so for at least a year of study and discernment. The women wearing black lace are very likely postulants, a stage earlier than the novitiate. Dated 1955.

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                          Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                          Date:  1955; 1955

                          Several Sisters of Mercy, novices (white veil), and postulants (black tulle veils) in prayer. Sacred Heart Chapel has large stained-glass windows. Dated 1955.

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                            Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                            Date:  1955; 1955

                            Ca. 23 women in the Sisters of Mercy community at Mount St. Mary's Sacred Heart Chapel : sisters (black veils), novices (white veils), and postulants (black tulle veils) in prayer in the choir of the chapel. Good example of Pre-Vatican II sanctuary, with the railing (where Communion is received); the altar built into the back wall of the sanctuary, requiring the priest to turn his back to the people; and the tabernacle placed centrally on the altar. Dated 1955.

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                              Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                              Date:  1955; 1955

                              Children seated in pews during catechism class in a chapel, with a Sister of Mercy (left) calling on children to stand and recite, very likely in preparation for First Communion. Girls have their heads covered, in adherence to Church teaching of the time. Is this also Sacred Heart Chapel? Photo dated 1955.

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                                Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                Date:  1958; 1958

                                Summer. Five Sisters of Mercy outside perhaps on the grounds of Mount Saint Mary's Convent in Burlington, Vt. White veils, usually indicating novices, may just be cooler summer attire. Dated 1958. See also mcalA16F02i13

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                                  Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                  Date:  1958; 1958

                                  Summer. Five Sisters of Mercy near an arbor or trellis, probably in the garden near Mount. St. Mary's. White veils, usually indicating novices, may just be cooler summer attire. Dated 1958.

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                                    Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                    Date:  1955; 1955

                                    2 Sisters of Mercy (sister and novice) working on a vestment or altar cloth. Dated 1955.

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                                      Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                      Date:  1955; 1955

                                      Sister of Mercy kneeling before a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To her right is a somewhat 2-dimensional likeness of a devout person praying the rosary and holding a candle. Dated 1955.

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                                        Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                        Date:  1955; 1955

                                        Sister of Mercy and student during a piano lesson. Dated 1955.

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                                          Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                          Date:  1955; 1955

                                          Sister of Mercy checking temperature of a hospital patient. Dated 1955.

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                                            Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                            Date:  1959; 1959

                                            Six Sisters of Mercy gathered outside the convent. Dated 1959.

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                                              Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                              Date:  1959; 1959

                                              Six Sisters of Mercy near an arbor or trellis in the garden at Mount St. Mary's.

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                                                Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                                Date:  1959; 1959

                                                Six Sisters of Mercy near an arbor or trellis in the garden at Mt. St. Mary's. Dated 1959.

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                                                  Title:   Mt. St. Mary's Convent

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

                                                  Date:  1955; 1955

                                                  Hospital visit with a Sister of Mercy on the right, the patient in the middle, and a Sisters of Mercy postulant on the left. Exact location unknown but very likely De Goesbriand Memorial or Fanny Allen Hospital. Dated 1955.

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