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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 - Unidentified Groups

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

Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

Ca. 1946 photo of 5 women seated at a table, in an office or library, having a discussion. Identity of women, location, and occasion are unknown.

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    Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

    Date:  1945-1946; 1945-1946

    Ca. 1945 photo of 2 women working in an office.

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      Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

      Date:  1949-1950; 1949-1950

      Five women in an office (filing cabinets and covered typewriter) seated at a metal desk.

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        Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

        Date:  1951; 1951

        March 1951 portrait photo of six men in an office with one of the men sitting at a metal office desk.

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          Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

          Date:  undated; undated

          Five women; one seated at a desk pose for a group portrait in a business office. On the wall is a framed paper with word "UNESCO" and a poster reading "The Wheel of Good Eating." Undated. Photo 2.

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            Title:   Stores - Interiors - Unidentified

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

            Date:  1945; 1945

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Eight men and eight women in an office, which looks fairly typical but certainly not model (note oddly stacked furniture, crowded layout). Very few clues to the type of business other than the conservative dress code.

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              Title:   Stores - Interiors - Unidentified

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

              Date:  1945; 1945

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Office interior, with heavy wooden furniture, typewriter, phone, linoleum floor, large radiator, etc. Business unknown.

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                Title:   Stores - Interiors - Unidentified

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

                Date:  1945; 1945

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Office interior. Five women working in well-lighted, spacious office (business and location unknown).

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                  Title:   Trinity College - Faculty

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

                  Date:  1956

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Faculty member of Trinity College and presumably a Sister of Mercy. Office very likely in the Administration Building (Mann Hall).

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                    Title:   Trinity College - Graduation

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

                    Date:  1944

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1944 group of Trinity College graduates in academic gowns. Office is very likely in the Administration Building (Mann Hall).

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                      Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                      Date:  1944

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1944 Young women, either students or staff, gathered in a Trinity College office for a group photograph.

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                        Title:   Trinity College - Groups

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

                        Date:  1956

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1956 photo of Trinity College students with faculty member/Sister of Mercy, reading together from a book. Office probably in the Admin. Building (Mann Hall). Photo #25.

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                          Title:   Trinity College - Sports & Activities

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

                          Date:  1949

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1949 Trinity College students gathered in an office in the Admin. Building (Mann Hall).

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                            Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                            Date:  1951

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Business office of Vermont Structural Steel with a sign with the name F. W. Floyd, Chief Engineer seen in upper left corner. 1951.

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                              Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                              Date:  1951

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Another view of the business office of Vermont Structural Steel. Sign with the name F. W. Floyd, Chief Engineer seen in upper right corner. 1951.

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                                Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                Date:  1951

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Office of Vermont Structural Steel with engineers working at drafting tables. 1951.

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                                  Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                  Date:  1951-03

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Ca. 1951 photo of the administrative office at Vt. Structural Steel. Three employees are present but difficult to see because of the under exposure and blurred areas.

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                                    Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                    Date:  1946-1947

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Ca. 1946 photo of a promotion for "Wear a V.F.W. Buddy Poppy," very likely a fund raising activity for the VFW. Two women hold a poster describing the concept, while a veteran (wearing the cap) either receives or gives a poppy to a lady. The location may be the offices of the VFW at 69 College St., Burlington, Vt. (Howard Plant Post, #782). In the background are an American flag, the VFW post flag, a cross, and some military emblems.

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                                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

                                      Date:  1951-1952

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Ca. 1951 photo (overexposed sequel of mcalB21F11i03) promoting the VFW poppy sale as a fundraising token. A boy presents a poppy to a local dignitary (Mayor Moran of Burlington?) as two veterans look on.

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                                        Title:   Veterinarian's Office: Charles W. Gates

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

                                        Date:  1946

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1946 photo of veterinarian's office of Charles W. Gates at 240 Shelburne Road. Dr. Gates sits at a table.

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                                          Title:   Veterinarian's Office: Charles W. Gates

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

                                          Date:  1946

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1946 photo of veterinarian's office of Charles W. Gates at 240 Shelburne Road. Dr. Gates sits at a table.

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                                            Title:   Veterinarian's Office: Charles W. Gates

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

                                            Date:  1946

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            1946 photo of veterinarian's office of Charles W. Gates at 240 Shelburne Road. Dr. Gates sits at a table.

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                                              Title:   Wells & Richardson Co. (Burlington, VT)

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

                                              Date:  undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated interior view of Wells & Richardson Co. (Burlington, VT)

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                                                Title:   Wells & Richardson Co. (Burlington, VT)

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

                                                Date:  undated

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Undated interior view of Wells & Richardson Co. (Burlington, VT)

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                                                  Title:   Winooski High School - Class Pictures

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

                                                  Date:  1952-10

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Oct. 1952 photo of a student and the school guidance counselor, who is pointing at a pamphlet titled "Engineering As A Career." This may have been taken for the school yearbook, along with the other class photos.

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