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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 large group of diners gather at tables for a meal. The tables are arranged along the walls of a narrow multi-room area. It appears that folding doors separate the rooms. A head table is seen in the distance. See also mcalA15F04i02

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    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

      A group of men and women, stylishly dressed in 1920s or 1930s fashion pose with a young women holding a bouquet of two dozen roses. They stand outside near the steps of a large brick building.

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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 building's corner stone dated 1950 is being laid. Two men pose next to the stone; one holds a trowel.

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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

          Festive balloons and a large folding tissue paper bell decorate this rustic wooden paneled room (perhaps a restaurant) where group of men and women gather for a celebratory meal. Undated. 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

            This rustic wooden paneled room in a restaurant is where a group of men and women gather for a group portrait. Burlington residents, Bob and Bea Earnshaw in second row seated left side. Photo #4. Undated but may be 1950s. See also mcalA15F05i12, i13 and mcalA15F08i01

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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

              This rustic wooden paneled room in a restaurant is where a group of men and women gather for a group portrait. Burlington residents, Bob and Bea Earnshaw in second row far left side. Undated but may be 1950s. See also mcalA15F05i11 and i13

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                This rustic wooden paneled room (perhaps a restaurant) is where a group of men and women gather for a group portrait. A moose head hangs high on the back wall. Burlington residents, Bob and Bea Earnshaw in second row far left side. Undated but may be 1950s.

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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 and women gather on an outside deck. Some of the men wear round badges. One clergyman is in attendance.

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                    Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

                    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 and women gather on an outside deck. Some of the men wear round badges. One clergyman is in attendance.

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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 and women gather on in a rustic wood paneled room (perhaps a restaurant). Overhead hangs a large folding tissue paper bell. Appears to be a Christmas celebration as a small tree and Santa Claus decoration are on the head table. Undated.

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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 and women gather on in a rustic wood paneled room (perhaps a restaurant). Candles and a table centerpiece decorate the head table.

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                          Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

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                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          A group of men and women gather on in a rustic wood paneled room (perhaps a restaurant). Candles and a table centerpiece decorate the head table.

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            A large group of men and women gather at a rustic restaurant(?) for a special meal and event. Dining tables are set and decorated with evergreens, candles and a special centerpiece seen at the head table.

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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 stand in front of what was to become UVM's Royall Tyler Theater on campus in Burlington. It wasn't a theater at the time of this photo. It was a gymnasium. Undated but may be 1920s, 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

                                This rustic wooden paneled room (perhaps a restaurant) is where a group of men and women gather for a group portrait. Burlington residents, Bob and Bea Earnshaw in second row seated left side. Undated but may be 1950s. See also mcalA15F05i11, i12 and i13.

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    A group of men and women in formal dress gather in a high ceiling wood floor room for a portrait. Most have their eyes closed. Smoke from the flash of the photographer's camera can be seen in the upper right corner of the photo. Undated but may be 1920s.

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

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                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Boy scouts and their scout leader seen gathered in a wooded area near a camp like cottage. Also seen are some other men in business suits and women in the background.

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

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                                          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

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

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

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Six men stop their work and stand next to two butchered cows (steers?) in a meat processing plant. Undated.

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

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                                                  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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