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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:   Burlington Airport

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

Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

July 27, 1934. V.E.R.A PROJECT. A view of the approach to hangar and administration building looking westerly from the north-south runway. This was taken preparatory to the grading of this area. Caption on this 1934 photo of the Burlington Municipal Airport reads "#3A 7-27-34 Approach or Taxi Strip before grading work had started." Arched sign above the hangar reads "Municipal Airport."

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    Title:   Burlington Airport

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

    Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    July 18, 1935. Photo #13. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#13 Burlington, Vt. 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj 402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - West end of E. + W. runway. Construction of Armour coat. Note chestnut stone before application of Colas emulsion: note stablized (?) constructed with American Bitumuls special (?) in 4 in. thickness?

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      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

      Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      June 21, 1935. Photo #11. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#11 Burlington Vt. 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport-Distributer truck, blade spring tooth harrows and light roller in working position." Shows a line of four construction vehicles in operation with drivers standing or sitting.

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        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

        Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        November 27, 1934. Photo #20A. This picture shows the starting of the grading of the east-west runway, just east of its junction with the north-south runway. Hand labor was used as much as possible in accordance with the V.E.R.A (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) principles. Caption on this 1934 photo reads ""#20A 11-27-34 Municipal Air Port Project - Grading East end of East and West runway with VERA labor."

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          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

          Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          July 27, 1934. Photo # 4A. A view looking north from south end of the north-south runway showing the grading work in process which was done under the V.E.R.A. (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration). Note the opening at northern end where the trees and undergrowth have been removed to obtain better vision. Caption on this 1934 photo of construction of the Burlington Municipal Airport reads "#4A 7-27-34 Grading North and South Runway with VERA labor looking North from South end of runway."

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            Title:   Burlington Airport

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

            Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            A view is of the north-south runway looking north from the south end. Note concrete slabs which designate division between finished runway and rough grading. Caption on this 1934 photo reads "#18A 11-27-34 Municipal Air Port Project - Looking North from South end of completed runway."

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              Title:   Burlington Airport

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

              Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              June 12, 1935. Photo #5A. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#5A Burlington Vt. 6-12-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport. General view of soil stabilization work on E + W Runway by The American Bitumuls Co.

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                Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                June 12, 1935. Photo #5. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#5 Burlington Vt 6-12-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - General view of east end of E + W Runway, drainage ditch on the right." Concrete slabs are arranged in a horizontal line across the lower central portion of photo.

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                  Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                  Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  June 12, 1935. Photo #1. Caption on this 1935 photo states construction being done on the Burlington Municipal Airport in Vermont. It is numbered "#1" and is one of a series of photos of the VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Project #402-B15-1 showing work being done on the East and West runways. Construction vehicles and workers at the site.

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                    Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                    Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    June 12, 1935. Photo #3. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#3 Burlington Vt. 6-12-35 Proj. # 402-B15-1 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Burlington Municipal Airport - West Section of E + W Runway showing excavated material on either side being loaded with power shovel and used for grading also drainage system being installed and crushed stone being placed on sand subbase(?) for stabilization work with Asphalt Emulsion."

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                      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                      Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      June 20, 1935. Photo #4. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#4 Burlington Vt. 6-20-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Grading of west end of E. + W. Runway."

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                        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                        Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        June 21, 1935. Photo #8. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#8 Burlington Vt 6-21-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport - Drainage ditch showing method of placing stone drainage backfill on top of 6" drain pipe." Construction workers shovel crushed stone.

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                          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                          Date:  1935-11-01; 1935-11-01

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Nov. 1, 1935. Construction workers use shovels on an excavated piece of land at site of Burlington Municipal Airport.

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                            Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                            Date:  1935-11-01; 1935-11-01

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Nov. 1, 1935. Grading at Burlington Municipal Airport with W.P.A labor Project No. 65-12-168. Area is being graded is East of North and South runway and South of East and West runway.

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                              Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                              Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              July 18, 1935. Photo #14. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#14 Burlington Vt. 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj # 402 B25-1 Burlington Municipal Airport East end of E + W runway. Construction of Armour coat consisting of 1" chestnut stone covered with pea stone after 1st and 2nd application of quick breaking emulsion sand covering over 3rd application.

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                                Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                July 18, 1935. Photo #15. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#15 Burlington Vt 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj. #402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport. General view from Beacon Tower. Note completed stabilization base in taxi strip in right foreground. Crushed stone for Armour coat being placed in left foreground on E + W runway."

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                                  Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                  Date:  1935-11-01; 1935-11-01

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Nov. 1, 1935. Construction workers grading at Burlington Municipal Airport with W.P.A labor Project No.65-12-168. Hangar with wind sock flying above it, administration building, beacon tower and vehicles in the background.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                    Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-1-12-43 In this Nov. 27, 1939 dated photo, the view shows the completed runway extension of 1,250 lineal feet, 100 feet in width, with the 100 foot radius turning area at the left. The light area in the foreground between the boundary light and the north end of the hard surface, which is approximately 170 feet in length and 100 feet in width, is a light layer of peastone, chips, and stone dust placed to grade and rolled but without any asphalt emulsion treatment either in the base or top. This area is for the purpose of helping the pilots to locate the end of the runway. A similar area, 35 feet long and the full width of the runway was constructed on the southerly end of the north-south runway.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                      Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      November 16, 1939. WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-1-12-43 Views of Airport extension on north end of north-south runway. The right foreground shows recently mixed Bitumuls stabilized emulsion base with armor coat stone being placed in the background and grading of base on turning area at left preparatory to applying stabilizing emulsion.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                        Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        November 14, 1939. WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-1-12-43. View of extension of north-south runway looking northerly from the north end of the old hard surface section. The crushed stone armor coat in the foreground is nearly ready for the first application of Bitumuls HX quick break emulsion. Work is being carried on preparing the turning area at the extreme north end. This extension is 1,250 feet in length and 100 feet in width. The stone in the foreground has been placed for approximately 650 lineal feet. Hand "spotting" is being done on small areas to insure as near a perfect grade as possible using the stock pile shown at the right in the picture, with rubber tired wheelbarrows for transporting the stone over the surface.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                          Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          November 23, 1939. WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-1-12-43. This view shows the penetration of the armor coat on the northerly half of the 1,250 foot extension of the north-south runway. This view also shows the spreading operation of applying the peastone cover with the aid of the rotary type chip spreader as well as the rolling of the surface with a ten ton tandem roller and hand brooming of the peastone cover where necessary. Note the 100 foot radius turning area at the upper right of the picture.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                            Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            November 16, 1939. WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-1-12-43. View of extension of north-south runway showing Bitumuls stabilized base in the foreground ready to receive final rolling and a layer of crushed stone for armor coat. Armor coat course of chestnut stone can be seen in background for approximately one-half the total length of the extension; also grading operations for building up the base on the turning area to proper grade can be seen in left foreground.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                              Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              June 8, 1937. Construction of a building (hangar) at the Burlington Municipal Airport (to become Burlington International Airport). A propeller driven airplane sits near the structure. Photographer's embossed name is seen in the lower right just above the date.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                                Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Construction project at the Burlington Municipal Airport (to become Burlington International Airport). This view shows the Hangar as it appeared on June 8, 1937, with a lean-to nearly completed and the timber work constructed to the level of the eaves.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Airport

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

                                                  Date:  1937; 1939; 1937; 1939

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Construction of the Burlington Municipal Airport hangar in this June 11, 1937 photo. Timber framework is being built. Construction workers seen around and on top.

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