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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:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

Date:  1953

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1953 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present, including a piano and sousaphone. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #12.

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    Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

    Date:  1942

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1942 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #10

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      Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

      Date:  1942

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1942 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #9.

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        Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

        Date:  1944

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1944 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, which seems to consist of brass, wind, and percussion players, with one cellist. Conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) stands in the back row, right. Pearl St. entrance of the school is in the background. Photo #13.

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          Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

          Date:  1944

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1944 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, which seems to consist of brass, wind, and percussion players, with one cellist. Conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) stands in the back row, right. Pearl St. entrance of the school is in the background. Photo #14.

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            Title:   Congregational Church - Choirs

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Undated photo of an adult choir assembled in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church. Photo may have been taken on Palm Sunday (note palm branches on altar). Photo #6. Darker exposure similar to mcalB08F20i04.

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              Title:   Essex Junction Boys Band

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

              Date:  1945

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Winter, 1945 photo of the Essex Junction Boys Band. Instruments include clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and bass and snare drums. Band director could be the gentleman on the left. Photo #1.

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                Title:   Essex Junction Boys Band

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

                Date:  1945

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Winter, 1945 photo of the Essex Junction Boys Band. Instruments include clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and bass and snare drums. Band director very likely the gentleman on the left. Photo #2.

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                  Title:   Fletcher Free Library

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

                  Date:  1951-1952

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1951/1952 photo of the back of the Fletcher Free Library as seen from So. Winooski Ave looking east toward the College Street Congregational Church (at the far right). A marching bank is assembled on the lawn with a crowd including many children gathered nearby.

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                    Title:   McClure's Student Band, Groton, VT

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

                    Date:  1949-1950

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1950 photo of McClure's Student Band, Groton, Vermont standing on the steps of the Burlington City Hall in Burlington. Photo #4.

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                      Title:   McClure's Student Band, Groton, VT

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

                      Date:  1949-1950

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1950 photo of McClure's Student Band, Groton, Vermont standing on the steps of the Burlington City Hall in Burlington. May have been taken at the Vermont Music Festival. Photo #1.

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                        Title:   McClure's Student Band, Groton, VT

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

                        Date:  undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1950 photo of McClure's Student Band, Groton, Vermont assembled inside perhaps in the Burlington City Hall auditorium. May have been taken at the Vermont Music Festival. Photo #1

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                          Title:   McClure's Student Band, Groton, VT

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

                          Date:  undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1950 photo of McClure's Student Band, Groton, Vermont assembled inside perhaps in the Burlington City Hall auditorium. May have been taken at the Vermont Music Festival. Photo #2.

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                            Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            View of the balcony and main floor of the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont during a concert. Wooden slat folding chairs form rows of seating. Undated but may be 1930s, 40s.

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                              Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Closeup photo of the performing orchestra on stage at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. Two American flags are draped across the face of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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                                Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                View of the stage and musical group assembled there in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. Two American flags are flank the face of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To the right is a replica of a huge birthday cake with the letter R above it. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room.

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                                  Title:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  View of the stage and musical group assembled there in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. The huge banner across the front of the state reads Happy Birthday. To the right is a replica of a huge birthday cake with the letter R above it. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room. Event celebrating the birthday of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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                                    Title:   Milton High School - Activities

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

                                    Date:  1945

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1945 Milton High School band assembled outside the school building with their leader. Photo #6.

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                                      Title:   Milton High School - Activities

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

                                      Date:  1946

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1946 Milton High School band assembled inside the school building with their leader could this be Sterling Weed of St. Albans?) including student Martha Helen Horican (middle row, 3rd from right) and Agnes Anne Rlowley (middle row, 4th from right) Photo #7.

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                                        Title:   Mount St. Mary's Academy - Miscellaneous

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

                                        Date:  1957

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1957 photo of four Mount St. Mary's Academy students dressed for a musical performance and standing near an Ivers & Pond grand piano. Photo #28.

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                                          Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

                                          Date:  undated

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          ROTC banners hang on the wall in the back of a large gymnasium type room. Crepe paper streamers festoon from the ceiling above a large group of men and women. Some of the men are in uniform. A group of musicians are seen on a raised band stand near the center of the room in the background.

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                                            Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

                                            Date:  undated

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            A country band stands on a stage with their instruments (bass fiddle, guitar, accordion, violin) and evergreen trees arranged in back of the band and leaning against the front of the stage. A young tap dancer is seen to the far right.

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                                              Title:   Rice Memorial High School - Groups

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

                                              Date:  1959; 1959

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Rice Memorial High School concert and marching band, with bandmaster Joseph F. Lechnyr (1895-1959) in white uniform. Music supervisor at Cathedral High School since 1921, and conductor of many music ensembles in the Champlain Valley, Lechnyr lived only a few weeks after Rice opened, dying of a heart attack on March 21, 1959.

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                                                Title:   Saint Joseph's Church and Chapel

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

                                                Date:  1951-1952; 1951-1952

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1951 / 1952 photo of Saint Joseph's Church sanctuary with worshipers. The church, the largest in Vermont, was finished in 1887, but the parish itself began in 1850. A centennial history of the parish was published in 1987 and has a detailed history of the building's design and construction. Here one sees the full panoply of religious artifacts and decoration known before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, some of which can be seen at St. Joseph's today. These include a reproduction of DaVinci's "Last Supper," numerous statues of saints and angels, at least 3 American flags, perhaps a flag of Vatican City, flowers, plants, and special lighting. In addition, a man standing in the middle of the church appears to be playing a trumpet. The occasion of this particular mass is not known.

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                                                  Title:   Theatricals

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

                                                  Date:  1948-1949

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1948 / 1949 photo of performers, some in blackface assembled on a stage with a large shield shaped sign reading "P of H" Photo #2.

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