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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:   Fraternal Order of Eagles

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

Date:  1949-1950

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1949 / 1950 photo of Santa Claus, men, women and children (with Christmas stockings) participants in Christmas celebration of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. One child is also dressed as Santa. A decorated Christmas tree seen in back.

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    Title:   Portraits, children, unidentified

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

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    A Christmas photo of a large group of children seated on raised bleachers in a narrow room. Boys (wearing suits and ties) are seated on one side ; the girls on the other. On the floor between the two bleacher sections is Santa Claus (in suit and face mask) along with many other younger children. Each child holds a Christmas stocking filled with gifts and treats. A large decorated Christmas tree is seen in the center background.

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      Title:   Salvation Army

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

      Date:  1949; 1949

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Sponsored Movie. 1949 photo of a large group of children and adults gathered to see a movie, hosted perhaps by the Salvation Army. The presence of Santa Claus indicates the time of year. On Wed., Dec. 21st, 1949, the Salvation Army had a Christmas party for children. This may be it. The newspaper account did not mention the location or whether a movie was shown.

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        Title:   Salvation Army

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

        Date:  1949; 1949

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Sponsored Movie. 1949 photo of a large group of children and adults gathered to see a movie, hosted perhaps by the Salvation Army. The presence of Santa Claus indicates the time of year. On Wed., Dec. 21st, 1949, the Salvation Army had a Christmas party for children. This may be it. The newspaper account did not mention the location or whether a movie was shown.

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          Title:   Theatricals

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

          Date:  1947

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1947 Christmas gathering of children, an angel, Santa Claus and his little elf helper and a Christmas tree in the background. They are in the hallway of a school or other public building. One rides a hobby horse and a girl plays the xylophone.

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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

            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

              Date:  1952

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1952 photo of the crowd at Memorial Auditorium for a VFW Christmas bazaar (note decorated tree and 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 (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 - Mother's Club

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

                  Date:  1951

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1951 photo of a large group of children, very likely attending a VFW sponsored event at a gymnasium in Burlington or Winooski. A few adults, one wearing a military uniform, and Santa Claus can be seen in the crowd.

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