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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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Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - exteriors, excavation, construction

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

Date:  1955

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

April 5, 1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. W. C. Calhoun, superintendent. View of ground level site. Two crew members work with timber supports.

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    Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - exteriors, excavation, construction

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

    Date:  1955

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    April 5, 1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. View of timber supports near the side of an adjoining building at the construction site.

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      Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - exteriors, excavation, construction

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

      Date:  1955

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. W. C. Calhoun, superintendent. View of the building's roof.

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        Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - exteriors, excavation, construction

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

        Date:  1955

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. View of the building's roof.

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          Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - exteriors, excavation, construction

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

          Date:  1955

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          April 20, 1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. W. C. Calhoun, superintendent. View of a corner of the foundation with timber supports and two men seen in the background.

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            Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

            Date:  1955

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter and nearby counters with a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Photo #1.

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              Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

              Date:  1955

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              June 16, 1955. Construction of S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. W. C. Calhoun, supt. View of the construction of an upper level of the store. Steel girders span across the floor being laid.

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                Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                Date:  1955

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Interior view of the newly remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street, Burlington, Vermont. Seen here is the Hardware Dept. with hand tools and nearby rows of paint cans. A sign reads "Save Money, Have Fun, Do-It-Yourself, Have the Tools to Work With". Probable date 1955.

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                  Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                  Date:  1955

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Undated but probably 1955. Most likely the occasion of the grand reopening after the remodeling project of the S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen here are officials, family members and store employees at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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                    Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                    Date:  1955

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Fall 1955. Boxed Christmas cards fill one counter as seen in this view of the interior of the S.S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Overhead lights illuminate a wide variety of other merchandise on display during the store's remodeling sale.

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                      Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                      Date:  1955

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      October 4, 1955. View of the S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Wm C. Younglove, supt. Overhead lighting illuminates the many counters where a wide variety of merchandise is displayed. To the right in middle background is a display of dolls.

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                        Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                        Date:  1955

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                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        October 4, 1955. Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street, Burlington, Vermont. Wm. G. Younglove, Supt. Hardware tools seen on open counters to the left. G E light bulbs in the foreground. To the right are housewares merchandise.

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                          Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                          Date:  1955

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Remodeling sale in the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen here are household curtains and other linens on the left. To the right are kitchen supplies. Probable date 1955.

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                            Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                            Date:  1955

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Remodeling sale in the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen here are open counters filled with dental supplies, sewing notions, sunglasses. Undated but may be late summer or early fall as one of the signs indicates "Back to School".

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                              Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                              Date:  1955

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              September 12, 1955. A portion of the remodeled S. S. Kresge department Company store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Wm G. Younglove, Supt. Display counters are being assembled.

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                                Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                Date:  1955

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                September 12, 1955. An interior view of portion of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Wm G. Younglove, Supt. Display counters being assembled and installed.

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                                  Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                  Date:  1955

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  September 12, 1955. An interior view of a portion of remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Wm G. Younglove, Supt. Display counters are being assembled and installed.

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                                    Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                    Date:  1955

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    An interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont during its remodeling sale. Lunch counter seen to the far right. Sewing notions and other needs displayed in the foreground. Undated but may be Fall (1955) as a sign reads "Everything for Halloween at Kresge's"

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                                      Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                      Date:  1955

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Undated but probably 1955. Most likely the occasion of the grand reopening after the remodeling project of the S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen here are officials, family members and store employees at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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                                        Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                        Date:  1955

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Undated but probably 1955. Interior view of the S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont during its remodeling sale. Seen here are open counters with a wide variety of merchandise on display. Lamps and other household goods available for sale.

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                                          Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                                          Date:  1955

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Interior view of the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen is the lunch counter with store employees. Nearby counters have a variety of merchandise displayed. Overhead banners and signs indicate the year end holidays are coming soon. Note the Turkey Dinner banner and Shop Early sign near the Toy Dept. Date 1950s. See p. 66 Images of America Burlington. Photo #2.

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                                            Title:   Stores - S.S. Kresge (Burlington, VT)

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

                                            Date:  1945; 1945

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            47-55 Church Street : Sale hosiery display at Kresge's, with celebrity photos on the lower shelf.

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                                              Title:   Stores - S.S. Kresge (Burlington, VT)

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

                                              Date:  1958; 1958

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              47-55 Church Street: Interior of store and display of hardware and painting supplies.

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                                                Title:   Stores - S.S. Kresge (Burlington, VT)

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

                                                Date:  1958; 1958

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                47-55 Church Street: Interior of store and display of hardware and painting supplies.

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                                                  Title:   Stores - S.S. Kresge (Burlington, VT)

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

                                                  Date:  1955; 1955

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Window display at S.S. Kresge's at the time of their remodeling. Decorations anticipate harvest and Thanksgiving Day.

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