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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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Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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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 of a Veterans Day memorial at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. A few men seem to be lined up to speak at the microphone.

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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 of a gathering of veterans at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Occasion very likely is Veterans Day. A speaker is addressing the crowd. This may be J. Edward Moran, mayor of Burlington 1949-1957 and then manager of the airport.

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      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

      Date:  1959

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1959 photo of a veteran speaking at Battery Park, very likely on Veterans Day. A small crowd of veterans and citizens has gathered near the VFW war memorial.

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        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

        Date:  1952

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1952 photo of 7 men, all members of the Squirrel Club--evidently, a social organization within the VFW with perhaps a service aspect to it like many other men's clubs.. The Squirrels "uniform" includes white shoes, white trousers with a stripe on the side, a decorative vest and a boat-shaped cap with a variety of insignia, decoration, and perhaps the cootie mascot (also on neckties). Location unknown.

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          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

          Date:  1952

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1952 photo of 16 men, all members of the Squirrel Club--evidently, a boosters club within the VFW with a mission, among other things, to have fun. The Squirrels "uniform" includes white trousers with astripe on the side, a decorative vest and a boat-shaped cap with a variety of insignia, decoration, and perhaps the cootie mascot (also on neckties). Location unknown.

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            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

            Date:  1956-1957

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Ca. 1956 photo of 11 men, all members of the Squirrel Club--evidently, a boosters club within the VFW with a mission, among other things, to have fun. Most are wearing what looks like a garrison cap put on sideways, with a variety of insignia, decoration, and perhaps the cootie mascot (also on neckties). The men are displaying their beverages of choice: Black Label and Schaefer beer in a can. (Beer in a can had been available since 1935--hardly a novelty item.) Location is probably the VFW hall at 69 College St., Burlington, Vt.

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              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

              Date:  1956-1957

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Ca. 1956 photo of 11 men, all members of the Squirrel Club--evidently, a boosters club within the VFW with a mission, among other things, to have fun. Most are wearing what looks like a garrison cap put on sideways, with a variety of insignia, decoration, and perhaps the cootie mascot (also on neckties). The men are displaying their beverages of choice: Black Label and Schaefer beer in a can. (Beer in a can had been available since 1935--hardly a novelty item.) Location is probably the VFW hall at 69 College St., Burlington, Vt.

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                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ladies Auxiliary

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

                Date:  1952

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1952 photo at a VFW event. A group of men, many of them veterans in uniform, have their right hands raised and are taking an oath as new members or re-affirming their allegiance to VFW principles.

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                  Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                  Date:  1945-1946

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster. Dated 1945 / 1946

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                    Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                    Date:  1945-1946

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster. Dated 1945 / 1946

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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 WCAX radio broadcast with an older woman, three men (one with papers in front of him) and a younger woman seated at a table with microphones.

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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 WCAX radio broadcast with an older woman, three men (one with papers in front of him) and a younger woman seated at a table with microphones.

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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 WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster.

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                            Title:   WCAX Radio

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

                            Date:  1944

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1940s WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster.

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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 WCAX radio announcer / broadcaster.

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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 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:  1945

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1945 WCAX radio broadcaster with the American Quiz and Answer Book and a dictionary laid in front of him on the the table.

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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 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 store window display with portraits of war leaders, some of whom had appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Most prominent is a photo of FDR, whose portrait is placed between 2 war bonds. Below is a poster showing a battle-hardened GI saying "Next!" with an image of Japan and the Japanese flag at the bottom of the poster. Display was probably made after Victory in Europe Day (8 May 1945), thereby suggesting that Japan will be the site of the next American victory. The usual exhortation to "buy more bonds" is at the very bottom.

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                                              Title:   Webb Estate (Shelburne, VT)

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

                                              Date:  undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Bride Frederica Webb Gamble in her wedding gown and her father, William Seward Webb, Jr.

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                                                Title:   Webb Estate (Shelburne, VT)

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

                                                Date:  undated

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Equestrians and equestriennes are mounted and gathered with the hounds perhaps in preparation of a fox hunt on the grounds of Shelburne Farms.

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                                                  Title:   Weddings

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

                                                  Date:  undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  A three man musical group poses with their instruments ; guitar, piano and saxophone.

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