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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 - Abernethy's (Burlington, VT)

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

Date:  1945-1946; 1945-1946

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Built on the site where George Perkins Marsh once lived, what would later be known simply as "Abernethy's" was first called "The Richardson" (built 1894), named after the pharmaceutical businessman Albert E. Richardson. It stands on the southeast corner of Pearl and Church Streets. After Abernethy's, the department store, closed in 1983, the building was renovated and renamed "Richardson Place." The architectural style is known as "Scoto-French," apparently because of its blend of French chateau and Scottish castle features.

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    Title:   Stores - Abernethy's (Burlington, VT)

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

    Date:  1951-1952; 1951-1952

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Display window in front of Abernethy's, 2-10 Church St., Burlington.

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      Title:   Stores - Abernethy's (Burlington, VT)

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

      Date:  1951; 1951

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Store window with summer wear in front of Abernethy's, 2-10 Church St., Burlington. Pane on the right shows the full name of the business: Abernethy, Clarkson & Wright, Inc.

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        Title:   Stores - Abernethy's (Burlington, VT)

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

        Date:  1953; 1953

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Display window with mannequins in Abernethy's dept. store, 2-10 Church St., Burlington.

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          Title:   Stores - F.W. Woolworth (Burlington, VT)

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

          Date:  1945; 1945

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Church Street (37-39). Well-stocked window displays invite shoppers to this three-story F.W. Woolworth on the corner of Church and Cherry St., which would eventually become the largest Woolworth in New England. Looking somewhat like the woolen mills in Winooski, this older structure was replaced by a modern one in 1964. Woolworth started closing its Vt. stores in the 1990s, the Church St. store closing in March, 1998.

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            Title:   Stores - F.W. Woolworth (Burlington, VT)

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

            Date:  1949-1950; 1949-1950

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            37-39 Church Street. Typical 5-and-dime merchandise in this interior photo of F.W. Woolworth Co. on the corner of Church and Cherry St., Burlington, Vt.

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              Title:   Stores - F.W. Woolworth (Burlington, VT)

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

              Date:  1949-1950; 1949-1950

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              37-39 Church Street. Typical 5-and-dime merchandise in this interior photo of F.W. Woolworth Co. on the corner of Church and Cherry St., Burlington, Vt.

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                Title:   Stores - F.W. Woolworth (Burlington, VT)

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

                Date:  1949-1950; 1949-1950

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                37-39 Church Street. Crowded display of discount merchandise in this interior photo of F.W. Woolworth Co. on the corner of Church and Cherry St., Burlington, Vt.

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                  Title:   Stores - Interiors - Unidentified

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

                  Date:  1944; 1944

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  "Blanket and Drapery Shop." Also a fabric store, with 3 employees ready to sell Paradise Prints.

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                    Title:   Stores - M.H. Fishman Co. Inc. (Burlington, VT)

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

                    Date:  1953; 1953

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Interior view of lunch counter at M.H. Fishman Co., Inc., taken during the Christmas shopping season.

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                      Title:   Stores - People's Department Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                      Date:  1948-1949; 1948-1949

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      25 Church Street : rear entrance and staircase to upper floors of People's Dept. store.

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                        Title:   Stores - People's Department Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                        Date:  1952; 1952

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        25 Church Street : Rear entrance to People's Dept. store, with truck in foreground.

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

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

                          Date:  1945; 1945

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          47-55 Church Street : Sale hosiery display at Kresge's, with celebrity photos on the lower shelf.

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

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

                            Date:  1958; 1958

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            47-55 Church Street: Interior of store and display of hardware and painting supplies.

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

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

                              Date:  1958; 1958

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              47-55 Church Street: Interior of store and display of hardware and painting supplies.

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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 - Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Burlington, VT)

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

                                  Date:  1944; 1944

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  35-37 Church Street: Interior of Sears Roebuck, in the hardware and garden department. Man standing next to seed display is giving a presentation, either for training purposes or as general instruction.

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                                    Title:   Stores - Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Burlington, VT)

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

                                    Date:  1944; 1944

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    35-37 Church Street : Interior of Sear Roebuck on Church St. in Burlington, Vt. Display of Honor Bilt brand home insulation.

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                                      Title:   Stores - Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Burlington, VT)

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

                                      Date:  1944; 1944

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      35-37 Church Street : Interior of Sears Roebuck. Display of four types of home insulation.

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                                        Title:   Stores - The Old Beehive (Burlington, VT)

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

                                        Date:  1947; 1947

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        91 Church Street : The Old Beehive department store, with a display window of hats and dress suits for women.

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                                          Title:   Stores - The Old Beehive (Burlington, VT)

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

                                          Date:  1951; 1951

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          91 Church Street : Display of rugs and carpeting in the Old Beehive.

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                                            Title:   Stores - Windows - Unidentified

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

                                            Date:  1947; 1947

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Display window with a variety of Christmas gifts, probably at a department store on Church St., Burlington, Vt.

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                                              Title:   The Fashion Shop (Burlington, VT)

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

                                              Date:  1945

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Fashion Shop (Burlington, VT) window, 81-83 Church Street with publicity photo display of CBS WCAX personalities. Dated 1945.

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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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