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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:   Cootiette Club, Burlington

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Members of the Burlington Vermont Supreme Cootiette Club of the United States No. 113 sit for a formal portrait. They sit on a stage with the club's banner to the left and the American flag to the right. On the banner is seen Lincoln Club No. 113, Burlington, Vermont) and a partial date April 3, 19--. Many wear the club vests and hats. The club is a voluntary, non-profit auxiliary women's club formed to offer support to veterans and families as part of the VFW. Clubs nationwide formed as early as 1930 with national headquarters in Sacramento, California. Women had to be at least 18 years of age. Photo 1.

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    Title:   Cootiette Club, Burlington

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

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Members of the Burlington Vermont Supreme Cootiette Club of the United States No. 113 sit for a formal portrait. They sit on a stage with the club's banner to the left and the American flag to the right. Banner reads in part Lincoln Club No. 113, Burlington, Vermont with a partial date April 3, 194-. A large Welcome sign hangs behind the women. Many wear the club vests and hats. The club is a voluntary, non-profit auxiliary women's club formed to offer support to veterans and families as part of the VFW. Clubs nationwide formed as early as 1930 with national headquarters in Sacramento, California. Women had to be at least 18 years of age. Photo 2.

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      Title:   Houses - Unidentified - Interiors

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

      Date:  undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      An interior view of a corner of a room with a view into an adjoining room. A Yale banner and a racket hang from the wall. Furnishings include wicker chairs, a lamps with a fringed lamp shade, a throw covered couch with pillows,toy stuffed dog and a doll. Simple area rugs cover the floor.

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        Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

        Date:  1955

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter and nearby counters with a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Photo #1.

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          Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

          Date:  1955

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter with store employees. Nearby counters have a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Date 1950s. See p. 66 Images of America Burlington. Photo #2.

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            Title:   May Crowning

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

            Date:  1945

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1945 portrait photo of a priest, several women and children standing outside along with a religious banner as they take part in May Crowning, a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May whereby an image or likeness of the Blessed Virgin is ceremonially crowned recognizing her as Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God.

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              Title:   May Crowning

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

              Date:  1944

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1944 group portrait of participants in the Roman Catholic observance of May Crowning. 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

                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:   Memorial Auditorium, Burlington - Events

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Another view of the stage 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 left is a replica of a huge birthday cake suspended from the rafters. Many American flags hang from the rafters and along the sides of the room. 1930s - 1940s

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                        Title:   Milton High School - Class Pictures

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

                        Date:  1947

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1947 Milton High School student class picture with school banner. Photo #16.

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                          Title:   Milton High School - Class Pictures

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

                          Date:  1947

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1947 Milton High School student class picture. Photo #17.

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                            Title:   Milton High School - Class Pictures

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

                            Date:  1947

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1947 Milton High School class picture of the female students with banner. Identified are Agnes Anne Rowley ('49), Martha Helen Horican ('48), Bette Joyce Manley ('49), Beatrice Lillian Lamphere ('49) Photo #18.

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                              Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Basketball

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

                              Date:  1947

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1947 photo of members of the Mt St Mary's basketball team posing in the gymnasium with school banner. Photo #9.

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                                Title:   Mt. St. Mary's - Basketball

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

                                Date:  1947

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1947 photo of members of the Mt St Mary's basketball team posing in the gymnasium with school banner. Photo #8.

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                                  Title:   Painters and Decorators Union

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Large group of the Painters and Decorators Union assembled outside on the grass for a group photo. The organization's banner is seen in the back center with the number 119. Many of the men wear solid light colored (may be white) suits (some with special ribbon) with white hats and many hold small American flags. A large flag also lies on the ground. Two boys also in suits are present.

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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 group of women (and two men) pose with a large banner reading "We're the "top" in Supt. Sinnamon's territory." They are gathered outside on what looks like a commercial building's flat roof top. See also mcalA15F08i03. Photo #2.

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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

                                      Burlington High School chorus readied for a Christmas concert gather in the BHS (Edmunds) auditorium / gymnasium. They are dressed in the traditional white top, dark skirt/pants. A large banner above and behind them reads "Merry Christmas." Music stands and chairs grouped in the right foreground. Photo #2.

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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 group of women (and two men) pose with a large banner reading "We're the "top" in Supt. Sinnamon's territory." They are gathered outside on what looks like a commercial building's flat roof top. See also mcalA15F05i01. Photo #1.

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                                          Title:   Portraits, individuals, unidentified

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

                                          Date:  undated

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Salvation Army officer stands at a podium with Bible and banner of the organization draped down the front of the podium. A picture of Jesus hangs in the background. See also mcalA09F12i35, mcalA15F02i07

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                                            Title:   Theatricals

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

                                            Date:  undated

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Cast portrait of high school students from Edmunds High School building (Burlington High School) for comedy "Once and for All" by Sidney Duball. Stage set with a street scene. Banner hangs in back and reads "Welcome Home Nick." Photo #1. See also mcalB03F20i09 In the 1956 Oread, p. 72-73 is a complete write-up.

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                                              Title:   Trinity College, Burlington

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

                                              Date:  undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated photo of Trinity College graduates in cap and gown are joined by other young women dressed in long gowns on the steps of Mann Hall on campus. A young woman in gown and veil stands center with a young girl and boy at either side of her. Banner to far right. Photo #4?

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                                                Title:   UVM - Class Reunions

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

                                                Date:  1951

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Class of 1920 at their 30th (or 31st) reunion, assembled on the UVM Green with Williams Science Hall in the background (left).

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                                                  Title:   Vergennes High School - Graduates

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

                                                  Date:  1950

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Vergennes High School graduating class of 1950 with banner, assembled in front of the new elementary school, which opened in 1950. Photo #2.

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