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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:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Ten young ladies stand or kneel in a circular formation wearing leotards with short tulle skirts, tap dance shoes, fishnet stockings and gloves. Date and location unknown.

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    Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Seven young girls are dressed in hula dance recital outfits. They are barefoot and stand or kneel in a semi-circle. Date and location unknown.

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      Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

      Date:  undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Eight young girls of various ages wear ho-down type outfits with straw hats and overalls. They stand on stage complete with their tap dance shoes. Date circa 1950s, Burlington, Vermont.

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        Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

        Date:  undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        A large group photo of children (one boy) dressed in various costumes. The sit or stand on a stage with two adults (may be dance instructors). One holds a bouquet of flowers. May be Fall 1952. Location unknown. Photo 1.

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          Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          A large group photo of children (one boy) dressed in various costumes. The sit or stand on a stage with two adults (may be dance instructors). One holds a bouquet of flowers. May be Fall 1952. Location unknown. Photo 2.

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            Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            A woman poses in her ballerina outfit in a dance studio. Photos of dancers line the wall above the wall mirrors. Location and date unknown.

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              Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

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              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Seven women tap dancers form a line in short skirt dance recital outfits. The woman in the center wears a different outfit and may even be the dance instructor. She also appears in mcalA10F03i04. A wall length mirror is behind them with framed dance photos lining the top of the mirror.

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                Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                A woman poses in her tap dance outfit in a dance studio. Photos of dancers line the wall above the wall mirrors. Location and date unknown. She appears also in mcalA10F0303.

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                  Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

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                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  A tap dance instructor and her students pose in a dance studio. Photos of dancers line the wall above the wall mirrors. Location and date unknown.

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                    Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                    Date:  undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Shamrocks adorn the dance recital outfits on two of the young women as a group of eight form a line across a stage. Location Mount St. Mary's on Mansfield Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1954-1957. Photo 1 Same as mcalA10F03i23

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                      Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Two young girls in ballerina outfits pose on the dance stage. They wear a sash and a flower at the waist. Location and date unknown. Photo 13.

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                        Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                        Date:  undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Shamrocks adorn the dance recital outfits on two of the young women as a group of eight form a line across a stage. Location Mount St. Mary's on Mansfield Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1954-1957. Photo 1 Same as mcalA10F03i08

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                          Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                          Date:  undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1961?? A group of young ladies strike a pose on an outdoor platform. Many have an arm or leg extended and wear ballet slippers. Girls summer camp, may be MacArthur or Marycrest. Photo #8. See also mcalB04F32i05 and mcalB05F01i01

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                            Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            A young tap dancer strikes a pose in her dance recital outfit in front a a folding screen. Student of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 21.

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                              Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Four young tap dancers in horse like dance recital costumes. Left to right are Linda Ploof, Karen Sousie, Gail Critchlow, Penny Fontaine. A feather plume rises from between the ears of their animal head covering. A long dark colored "tail" extends from half way down their backs. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 7.

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                                Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Pamela Clark, a young tap dancer in tulle skirted dance recital outfit places both hands beside her face in a sleep gesture. She stands beside a large wall mirror in which her image is reflected. Student of Lorette Sousie of the Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61.

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                                  Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Pamela Clark, a young tap dancer in tulle skirted dance recital outfit places both hands on her hips. She stands beside a large wall mirror in which her image is reflected. Same girl as in mcalA10F04i14. Student of Lorette Sousie of the Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 30

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                                    Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Geraldine Foisy, a young tap dancer raises an arm above her head and strikes a pose in her organdy and stripe patterned dance recital outfit. Student of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, located in Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1955-56. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave. Photo 37

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                                      Title:   Dance Recitals - Unidentified

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

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      The Pepin twins, two young tap dancers strike a pose in their dance recital costumes. They stand in front of a folding screen. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 16

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                                        Title:   Theatricals

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

                                        Date:  1944; 1944

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1944 photo of 18 girls all dressed alike in long dresses are on stage. They pose with stretched pieces of cloth that when viewed seem to form 6 pointed "snowflakes." Winter pageant or performance tableau? Photo #3. See also mcalB18F34i05

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                                          Title:   Theatricals

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

                                          Date:  1944; 1944

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Another 1944 photo of 18 girls all dressed alike in long dresses are on stage. They pose with stretched pieces of cloth that when viewed seem to form 6 pointed "snowflakes." Winter pageant or performance? Photo #1. See also mcalB18F33i01

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                                            Title:   Theatricals

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

                                            Date:  1944; 1944

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            A dark 1944 photo of 18 girls all dressed alike in long dresses on stage. They pose with stretched pieces of cloth that when viewed seem to form 6 pointed "snowflakes." Winter pageant or performance tableau? Photo #2? See also mcalB18F34i05

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                                              Title:   Trinity College - Sports & Activities

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

                                              Date:  1957

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1957 Trinity College students singing a duet onstage, dressed in sailor outfits. Mann Hall stage. Photo #16?

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                                                Title:   UVM Groups

                                                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 in costume assemble in a gymnasium type room, possibly in Southwick Hall on Redstone campus. Crepe paper streamers festoon from the ceiling. A group of musicians are seen on a stage in the background.

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                                                  Title:   UVM Kake Walk

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

                                                  Date:  1929-02-22

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  32nd annual Kake Walk. University of Vermont. Feb. 22-23, 1929. Signed by McAllister, no. 3. Ten couples (all male), representing campus fraternities, competed in a blackface entertainment known as "walkin' fo' de kake."

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