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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:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

Date:  1944

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1944 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959), assembled in front of the Pearl St. entrance of the high school. Photo #15.

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    Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

    Date:  1945

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1945 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band. Drum major and band director, Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959), dressed in white, flank the close assembly of band musicians, drum majorette, and baton twirlers. Venue appears to be school ballroom or gymnasium with stage. A 48-star American flag and village scenery comprise the background. Photo no. missing.

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      Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

      Date:  1942

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1942 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) on the left, in parade formation at 114 Pearl St., in front of Mrs. Lottie Guertin's bakery. The First Unitarian Universalist Society church is in the background. High school would have been behind the photographer. Photo no. 3?

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        Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

        Date:  1942

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1942 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) on the left, in parade formation at 114 Pearl St., in front of Mrs. Lottie Guertin's bakery. The First Unitarian Universalist Society church is in the background. High school would have been behind the photographer. Photo No. 5.

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          Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

          Date:  1942

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1942 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) on the left, in parade formation at 114 Pearl St., in front of Mrs. Lottie Guertin's bakery. The First Unitarian Universalist Society church is in the background. High school would have been behind the photographer. Photo No. 6.

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            Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

            Date:  1942

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1942 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959), assembled in front of the Pearl St. entrance of the high school. Photo #1.

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              Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

              Date:  1946

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1946 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band (same group as in mcalB06F23i05), assembled in front of the south entrance to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vt.

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                Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

                Date:  1942

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1942 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, with bandmaster Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) on the left, in parade formation at 114 Pearl St., in front of Mrs. Lottie Guertin's bakery. The First Unitarian Universalist Society church is in the background. High school would have been behind the photographer. Photo No. 4.

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                  Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

                  Date:  1944

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1944 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, assembled in front of the south entrance to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vt.

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                    Title:   Cathedral High School - Band

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

                    Date:  1944

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1944 photo of the Cathedral High School marching band, assembled in front of the south entrance to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vt.

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                      Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                      Date:  1957

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1957 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present, including a piano and sousaphone. Location is perhaps a ballroom with a stage. Ceiling appears decorated, and background is a forest scene. Photo #2.

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                        Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                        Date:  1957

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1957 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present, including a piano and sousaphone. Location is perhaps a ballroom with a stage. Ceiling appears decorated, and background is a forest scene.

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                          Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                          Date:  1953

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1953 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present, including a piano and sousaphone. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background.

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                            Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                            Date:  1953

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1953 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present, including a piano and sousaphone. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #12.

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                              Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                              Date:  1942

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1942 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #10

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                                Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                                Date:  1942

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1942 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, with conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) in the back row, left. A good balance of strings, woodwinds, and brass present. Unknown location, but one with curtains (painted?) and a bucolic scene as a background. Photo #9.

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                                  Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                                  Date:  1944

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1944 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, which seems to consist of brass, wind, and percussion players, with one cellist. Conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) stands in the back row, right. Pearl St. entrance of the school is in the background. Photo #13.

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                                    Title:   Cathedral High School - Orchestra

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

                                    Date:  1944

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1944 photo of the Cathedral High School orchestra, which seems to consist of brass, wind, and percussion players, with one cellist. Conductor Dr. Joseph Lechnyr (d. 1959) stands in the back row, right. Pearl St. entrance of the school is in the background. Photo #14.

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                                      Title:   Milton High School - Activities

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

                                      Date:  1945

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1945 Milton High School band assembled outside the school building with their leader. Photo #6.

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                                        Title:   Milton High School - Activities

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

                                        Date:  1946

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1946 Milton High School band assembled inside the school building with their leader could this be Sterling Weed of St. Albans?) including student Martha Helen Horican (middle row, 3rd from right) and Agnes Anne Rlowley (middle row, 4th from right) Photo #7.

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                                          Title:   Mount St. Mary's - Orchestra

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

                                          Date:  1955; 1955

                                          1955 members of Mount St. Mary's Academy orchestra. Girls wear robes. Photo #7.

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                                            Title:   Mount St. Mary's - Orchestra

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

                                            Date:  1954; 1954

                                            1954 members of Mount St. Mary's Academy orchestra. Photo #30.

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                                              Title:   Mount St. Mary's - Orchestra

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

                                              Date:  1954; 1954

                                              1954 members of Mount St. Mary's Academy orchestra. Photo #29.

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                                                Title:   Mount St. Mary's - Orchestra

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

                                                Date:  1947; 1947

                                                1947 members of Mount St. Mary's Academy orchestra on the school stage. Photo #14.

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                                                  Title:   Rice Memorial High School - Groups

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

                                                  Date:  1959; 1959

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Rice Memorial High School concert and marching band, with bandmaster Joseph F. Lechnyr (1895-1959) in white uniform. Music supervisor at Cathedral High School since 1921, and conductor of many music ensembles in the Champlain Valley, Lechnyr lived only a few weeks after Rice opened, dying of a heart attack on March 21, 1959.

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