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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

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

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A very young tap dancer strikes a pose in her tutu as 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. Photo 37

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    Thirteen young tap dancers form a line as they strike a pose in their dance recital outfits and tap dance shoes. Two boys in sailor suits kneel in front of a row of girls in tulle skirted costumes and broad brimmed fur edged hats. Donna Sousie is pictured in the center. Location 138 No. Winooski Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance located in Burlington. Circa 1955-56. Photo 7

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      Three young tap dancers wear tulle skirted dance recital outfits and head coverings looking like those of kittens. Left to right are Karen Sousie, Mary Jane Meunier, Susan Ploof. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 6

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        Nine very young tap dancers form a line in ascending order of height from left to right. Young boys stand at each end of the line of girls in the center. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance located in Burlington, Vermont. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave in Burlington. Circa 1955-56. Photo 20.

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          Three young girls strike a pose in their tap dance outfits. Students of Lorette Sousie at the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 12.

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            Six young buck-a-roos pose in their hoe-down dungarees with cuffs folded up, plaid shirts, straw hats and tap dance shoes. Alan Sousie, center back row. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, located in Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1955-56. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave in Burlington. Photo 24

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              Four young boys salute as they form a straight line in their dance recital toy soldier outfits complete with white gloves and tap dance shoes. They stand before a large wall mirror in which their image is reflected. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, in Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1955-66. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave in Burlington. Photo 19

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                Four young girls pose in their dance recital outfits. They are from left to right Susan Ploof, Mary Jane Meunier, Karen Sousie, Gail Critchlow. Students of Lorette Sousie at the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 4.

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                  Karen Sousie, a young tap dancer poses in her dance recital outfit with hands on hips and leg extended. Student and daughter of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 17.

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                    Nina Campbell is dressed in a mop top Raggedy Ann type costume. Kathleen Blow is in a Raggedy Andy style outfit. Students of Lorette Sousie of the Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Circa 1957-61. Photo 15.

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                      A young girl in a knee length summer party dress strikes a pose in her dance recital tap dance shoes. Student of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance located in Burlington. Circa 1955-56. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave in Burlington, Vermont. Photo 36.

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                        Judith (Judy) Meachum is reflected in a wall mirror. She wears a tutu, garland headband and tap shoes. She is a student of Lorette Sousie at the Lorette Sousie School of Dance, 115 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont. Date circa 1957-61. Photo 11.

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                          Donna Sousie, a young tap dancer stands before a large wall mirror in a dance studio setting dressed in her dance recital costume. A fur trimmed hat upon her head. Student and daughter of Lorette Sousie of the Lorette Sousie School of Dance located in Burlington, Vermont. Photo taken at 138 No. Winooski Ave. Circa 1955-56. Photo 38.

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                            Seven young tap dancers form a line beside a large wall mirror in which their image is reflected. A young boy stands at the end of line; his hand on the waist of the girl in front. 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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                              Ten young girls line up on the stage in their tap dance recital outfits at Lyman C Hunt Middle School on North Ave in Burlington, Vermont. They wear outfits reminiscent of little maids. Each has an apple shaped paper label on their chest. 1950s. Students of Lorette Sousie at the Lorette Sousie School of Dance located at 115 North Ave. in Burlington. Photo 27.

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

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                                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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      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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                                        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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                                          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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                                            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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                                              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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                                                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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                                                  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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