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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:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

Date:  1957

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Billings Library. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. This photo is published in the 1953 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.110. Photo #3.

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    Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

    Date:  1953

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Billings Library. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. Photo #1.

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      Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

      Date:  1957

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Billings Library. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. A similar photo is published in the 1953 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.110. Photo #2.

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        Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

        Date:  1945

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Waterman Building. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. A similiar photo is published in the 1946 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.111. The Ariel explains that this was the 2nd year the band was "supplemented by girl members," presumably because male musicians were involved in the war effort. All but 5 members of this band are women. Photo #4.

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          Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

          Date:  1945

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band"). Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. Women were allowed to join the band when the war effort drew away so many male musicians. Here, all but a few band members are women. Dated 1945. Photo #3.

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            Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

            Date:  1953

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Billings Library. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. Photo dated 1953.

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              Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

              Date:  1944

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              UVM ROTC Band (also known as the "Co-ed Band"), perhaps on the stage of the Southwick Ballroom at UVM. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. If this photo dates from 1944, this is probably the first year of the co-ed band. The following years would see many more women than men participating. Photo #1.

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                Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

                Date:  1944

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                UVM ROTC Band (also known as the "Co-ed Band"), perhaps on the stage of the Southwick Ballroom at UVM. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. If this photo dates from 1944, this is probably the first year of the co-ed band. The following years would see many more women than men participating. Photo #2.

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                  Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

                  Date:  1945

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Waterman Building. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. A similar photo is published in the 1946 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.111. The Ariel explains that this was the 2nd year the band was "supplemented by girl members," presumably because male musicians were involved in the war effort. All but 5 members of this band are women. Photo #1.

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                    Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

                    Date:  1945

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Waterman Building. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. This photo is published in the 1946 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.111. The Ariel explains that this was the 2nd year the band was "supplemented by girl members," presumably because male musicians were involved in the war effort. All but 5 members of this band are women. Photo #2.

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                      Title:   UVM - ROTC Band

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

                      Date:  1945

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      The UVM ROTC Band (aka "Co-ed Band") in formation in front of the Waterman Building. Director Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) is in the front row, center. photo is published in the 1946 Ariel, the UVM student yearbook, on p.111. The Ariel explains that this was the 2nd year the band was "supplemented by girl members," presumably because male musicians were involved in the war effort. All but 5 members of this band are women. Photo #3.

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                        Title:   University of Vermont R.O.T.C. Band

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

                        Date:  1930

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1930 photo of the University of Vermont R.O.T.C. Infantry Battalion Band standing in front of the Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus. Joseph F. Lechnyr (d. 1959), longtime director of music ensembles in Burlington and Middlebury, is conductor. Mc2 seen in lower right corner indicating the photographer's numbering system. Photo was also numbered No.2 and available for sale for 50 cents.

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                          Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                          Date:  1952

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1952 Lisbon, NH school band poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT)

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                            Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                            Date:  1952

                            Resource type:   photographs

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                            1952 Monroe, NH school band poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #4?

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                              Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                              Date:  1952

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1952 school band poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #9.

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                                Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                Date:  1952

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1952 McLure's Student Band from McIndoes, Vermont school poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #2.

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                                  Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                  Date:  1952

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1952 Littleton School Band from Littleton, NH poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #5.

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                                    Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                    Date:  1952

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1952. Monroe School Band from Monroe, New Hampshire assembled on the steps of Burlington Vermont's City Hall (facing west). Photo #3.

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                                      Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                      Date:  1952

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1952 Lisbon, NH school band poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #7?

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                                        Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                        Date:  1952

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1952. McLure's Student Band from McIndoes, Vermont assembled on the steps of Burlington Vermont's City Hall (facing west). Image blurry in spots.

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                                          Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                          Date:  1952

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1952 Littleton School Band from Littleton, NH poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #6.

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                                            Title:   Vermont Music Festival - Bands (Burlington, VT)

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

                                            Date:  1952

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                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            1952 school band poses in front of the west entrance of City Hall as participants in the Vermont Music Festival (Burlington, VT) Photo #10

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                                              Title:   WJOY Radio

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

                                              Date:  1946-1947

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1940s photo of country western musical group at studio of WJOY radio, affiliate of ABC (American Broadcasting Company). Photo #3.

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                                                Title:   WJOY Radio

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

                                                Date:  1946-1947

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                                                1946 or 1947 photo of country western group of musicians in the ABC WJOY radio studio with banner. Photo #2.

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                                                  Title:   WJOY Radio

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

                                                  Date:  1946-1947

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                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1946 or 1947 photo of country western group of musicians in the ABC WJOY radio studio with banner. Photo #1.

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