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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:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

A group of men, women and a younger woman gathered for a portrait.

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    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    A family with husband, daughter and wife stand for a group portrait.

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

      Date:  undated

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      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Christmas party with Santa Claus, veterans of foreign wars and a military band. Location unknown but looks to be a gymnasium. Children seen seated in folding wooden chairs.

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        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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        Group portrait of military veterans at a celebratory gathering. Photo no. 3.

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          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          A group of young girls stands, some holding an index size card in their hand, along with three older women for a group portrait. Photo #3.

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            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            A group of older men and one older woman gather for a group portrait. She wears a corsage, several of the men wear their organization's caps. A pin on one man's shirt reads "D.A.V." (Disabled American Veterans) Photo no. 2. See also mcalB08F03i02

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              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              The men gather for a group portrait. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924. Photo #1.

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                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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                The men gather for a group portrait. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924. Photo #2.

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                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                  Date:  undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Photo of a presentation of two oxygen tanks and other equipment in a container. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924.

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                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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                    Two men shake hands at a presentation where two oxygen tanks and other equipment in a container are being given. Banner in the background reads "Ladies Auxiliary Howard Plant, Post No. 782, Burlington, Vermont, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" Instituted June 1924.

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                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      A man, member of D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans) shakes the hand of a woman in recognition. She wears an evening gown and corsage. See also mcalB08F03i01

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                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

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                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        The men gather for a group portrait. The military veterans wear caps of their organization.

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                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                          Date:  1952

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1952 photo (blurry) of the crowd at Memorial Auditorium for a VFW Christmas bazaar (note decorated tree and Santa Claus). Some veterans can be seen wearing their caps. Santa seems to be the center of attention at this moment.

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                            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                            Date:  1952

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                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1952 photo of some veterans at Memorial Auditorium, perhaps the people in charge of the bazaar; and, of course, Santa Claus.

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                              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                              Date:  1952

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1952 photo showing more of the interior of Memorial Auditorium. The occasion is very likely an annual Christmas bazaar sponsored by the VFW. A group appear to be lined up to see Santa Claus. Memorial Auditorium opened in 1928 and has a seating capacity of 2,500.

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                                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                Date:  1951-1952

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Ca. 1951 photo promoting the VFW poppy sale as a fundraising token. A boy presents a poppy to a local dignitary (Mayor Moran of Burlington?) as two veterans look on.

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                                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                  Date:  1951-1952

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Ca. 1951 photo (overexposed sequel of mcalB21F11i03) promoting the VFW poppy sale as a fundraising token. A boy presents a poppy to a local dignitary (Mayor Moran of Burlington?) as two veterans look on.

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                                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                    Date:  1945

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1945 photo of several men--local dignitaries, servicemen, clergy, and veterans--gathered in downtown Burlington, Vt. (First Baptist Church and auto dealer Charles P. Smith Jr. are in background), very likely for the Armistice (now Veterans) Day parade, the first after the end of World War II. A few women and children can be seen in the background. On the far left, in light fedora and overcoat, is Arthur W. Dow, state editor of the Burlington Free Press, a determined impresario of the performing arts who brought legendary musicians to Burlington, and editor of a column "Vermonters Serving under the U.S. Flag." Tragically, Dow suffered a heart attack and died just two weeks after this photo was taken.

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                                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                      Date:  undated

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                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Undated photo of a gathering of veterans and their spouses. Flag displays the name of the local VFW post. Howard W. Plant was the first Burlington casualty of World War I. A memorial in Battery Park is dedicated to his memory, and the Burlington VFW Post no. 782 bears his name.

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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 showing a gathering of veterans and neighborhood children, probably on Veterans Day. An elderly gentleman (seen in mcalB21F12i01), standing at a microphone, is addressing the crowd. The location is Battery Park (DeSoto/Plymouth dealership seen on far left is Brewer Bros. at No. 1-9 North Ave., the north edge of Battery Park), and the crowd is facing the memorial placed there in memory of Howard W. Plant, "the first Burlington boy" to die in World War I.

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                                          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 ceremony at Battery Park. A man in uniform places a wreath at the VFW memorial site dedicated to Howard W. Plant, as a small crowd of women veterans (wearing garrison caps) and children look on. Weather on this day was chilly, with 15-25 mph winds, according to the Burlington Free Press. The other possible occasion may be the 40th anniversary of Plant's death (6 Dec., 1917).

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                                            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                            Date:  1957

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                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Same event as in mcalB21F12i02 but with a different veteran speaking at the microphone. Very likely Veterans Day at Battery Park.

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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 16 veterans (of World War II, most likely) at the VFW hall. This may be a get-together after a Veterans Day observance such as the one seen in mcalB21F12i02.

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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

                                                Another view of Veterans Day (1957) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Veterans, one soldier in uniform, and children from the neighborhood are present. The speaker at the microphone is as yet unidentified but could easily be a veteran of World War I (see also mcalB21F12i01-mcalB21F12i02).

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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

                                                  Yet another view of Veterans Day (1957) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. (see also mcalB21F12i02). Veterans, a color guard plus others in uniform, and children from the neighborhood are present. This photo shows another veteran addressing the crowd.

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