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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:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

A gathering of men assemble outside on the steps of an as yet unidentified building, possibly at the University of Vermont. This particular entrance consisting of 4 heavy doors, a dozen or more steps, massive railing, columns, and lamps, seems no longer to exist. The date of the photo may late 1930s or early 1940s. Mc6 is seen in photographer's hand writing indicating his numbering system.

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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

    1935 or 1936. A dining hall heavily decorated with crepe paper streamers attached to the ceiling. Tables are elaborately set with food with each having a cloth place mat draping the table covering and a place card. Columns are adorned with streamers and evergreen bows. An all male wait staff stands ready to serve at this Christmas meal. May be 1936 at Mount St. Mary's, located on Mansfield Ave, Burlington, Vermont. See also mcalA11F19i07, mcalB15F12i15, mcalB15F12i16.

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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 men (one in a pair of knickers), women and one little girl gather outside for a group portrait. A large brick building is behind them. Undated but may be 1920s or 1930s?

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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 men (one in a pair of knickers), women and one little girl gather outside for a group portrait. A large brick building is behind them. Undated but may be 1920s or 1930s?

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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 large group of men gather around a leaf expanded wooden table. A large rake of antlers hang on the back wall. The room has a patterned floor covering and a wallpapered or stenciled decoration along the wall near the ceiling. A heavy curtain hangs to the right of the photo. Early part of the 20th century?

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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

            An older man stands by metal railed steps leading to a building. He wears a hat, jacket, tie and vest. Building has a stone foundation, clapboards and shutters on the windows. See also mcalA16F01i21 and mcalA16F01i35

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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

              An older man stands by metal railed steps leading to a building. He wears a jacket, tie and vest and holds his hat. Building has a stone foundation, clapboards and shutters on the windows. See also mcalA16F01i19 and mcalA16F01i35

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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

                An older bearded man sits in an elaborate high back wooden throne like chair with arms. He wears a dark colored skull cap type hat. A large basket of flowers seen to the right. Same unknown location as seen in mcalA15F01i10

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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

                  An older man stands by metal railed steps leading to a building. He wears a hat, jacket, tie and vest. Building has a stone foundations, clapboards and shutters on the windows. See also mcalA16F01i19 and mcalA16F01i21

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                    Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

                    Date:  1944

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1944 photo of several men standing in front of a Railway Express Agency (REA) truck while one points at publicity for the 3rd War Bond campaign. Identity of men unknown, but they are very likely administrators and employees of REA, which had headquarters at 111 St. Paul St., Burlington.

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                      Title:   Weddings

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

                      Date:  1945

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1945 photo of seven people of various ages standing outside on the lawn. A large L shaped building seen behind. Members of a wedding party?

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