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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:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

Date:  1955-01-31

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

January 31, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga begins its 9,250 foot overland journey to the Shelburne Museum. The ship has been welded to its wheeled cradle. The railroad tracks have been laid in front of her and she will make a 150 foot advance on this first day. Photo 115.

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    Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

    Date:  1955-02-09

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    February 9, 1955. A truck belonging to the W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire is seen between the double railroad tracks in front of the steamship Ticonderoga. The company was subcontracted by Merritt-Chapman & Scott to oversee the boat's overland journey from Shelburne Bay to the Shelburne Museum. Photo 127.

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      Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

      Date:  1955-02-05

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      February 5, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga (built in 1906), slowly inches its way across a frozen field on its way to a permanent site, the Shelburne Museum. The boat is welded to its cradle pulled by winches. Railroad tracks are laid in sections of 300 ahead of the vessel. Progress per day is never more than 250 feet. Photo 120.

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        Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

        Date:  1955-02-05

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        February 5, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga inches her way along double railroad tracks. Metal rods and wooden planks span the center between the two tracks. Men of W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire attend the rails helping to ensure that the boat safely navigates its 2 mile trip overland to the Shelburne Museum.

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          Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

          Date:  1955-02-18

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          February 18, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga navigates a curve on its overland route from Shelburne Bay to the Shelburne Museum.

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            Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

            Date:  1955-02-18

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            February 18, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga travels overland during the winter months on double tracks laid in 300 foot sections in front of the paddle-boat. Photo A130.

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              Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

              Date:  1955-04-05

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              April 5, 1955. Steamship Ticonderoga meets the Rutland Railroad. The route taken to transport the boat overland crossed the railroad tracks. The northbound freight train waits as the ship inches its way across pulled by winches. By 5:22 pm the boat cleared the tracks. Photo 154.

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                Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                Date:  1955-02-19

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                February 19, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga travels overland pulled by winches as it rides along double railroad tracks. On the left workman from the W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire work the rails while a family stands nearby on the right. Photo 136.

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                  Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                  Date:  1955-02-19

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  February 19, 1955. Men work on the railroad tracks that the steamship Ticonderoga is traveling on. Photo 138.

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                    Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                    Date:  1955-03-08

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    March 8, 1955. A helicopter flies over the steamship Ticonderoga as the paddle-boat makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversaw the boat's overland journey. Photo 146.

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                      Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                      Date:  1955-03-08

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      March 8, 1955. A helicopter flies over the steamship Ticonderoga as the paddle-boat makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversaw the boat's overland journey. Photo 147.

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                        Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                        Date:  1955-03-08

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        March 8, 1955. A helicopter flies over the steamship Ticonderoga as the paddle-boat makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversaw the boat's overland journey.

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                          Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                          Date:  undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          A helicopter flies over the steamship Ticonderoga as the paddle-boat makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversaw the boat's overland journey. Undated but probably March 1955.

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                            Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                            Date:  1955-03-08

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            March 8, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversees the boat's overland journey. The truck bears the company's signs as does the side of the paddle-boat. Photo 144.

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                              Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                              Date:  1955-03-25

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              March 25, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga nears the Rutland Railroad tracks. The workmen are laying sections of temporary track leading up to the permanent ones. The plan is to have the boat cross the Rutland tracks between trains traveling north and south. The boat has traveled 9000 of its 9250 foot journey to the Shelburne Museum. Photo 152.

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                                Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                The steamship Ticonderoga nears the Rutland Railroad tracks. The workmen have prepared the ground before and after the tracks to receive the temporary sections of track needed for the boat to travel on. The ship will be guided in a berthing basin on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Undated but probably April 1955.

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                                  Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                  Date:  1955-04-05

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  April 5, 1955. Workmen of the W. B. Hill Company lay double tracks upon which the steamship Ticonderoga will cross the Rutland Railroad tracks. The boat nears the end of its overland journey to the Shelburne Museum. The permanent Rutland tracks are seen beneath the double tracks. Photo 159.

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                                    Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                    Date:  1955-02-19

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    February 19, 1955. The paddle-boat Ticonderoga waits while crewmen of the W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire lay 300 foot sections of double track upon which the steamship travels on its way to the Shelburne Museum. Photo 139.

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                                      Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                      Date:  1951

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Building near the railroad tracks. 1951.

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                                        Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                        Date:  1951

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        View of a vertically sided industrial building near railroad tracks. 1951.

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                                          Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings

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

                                          Date:  1947

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1947 photo of a large warehouse near the train tracks at the Vermont Structural Steel Flynn Ave. location. St. Anthony's Church can be seen in the distance.

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                                            Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                            Date:  1951-03

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            March 1951 photo of the interior of a Vermont Structural Steel building that covers a railroad track. Although blurry in some areas, an interesting study of perspective and light.

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                                              Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                              Date:  1951-03

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Ca. 1951 photo of perhaps a loading dock at Vt. Structural Steel, or another venue with a railroad track protected by a steel-framed structure.

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                                                Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                                Date:  1951-03

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Ca. 1951 photo of railroad tracks under a steel-frame building, presumably a loading dock at Vt. Structural Steel.

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