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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:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Winter view of Main Street with city street dept truck with snowplowing equipment attached. Crew members, one with snow shovel, stand nearby. What appears to be a three bay window church is seen behind the truck. Undated (1920s?)

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

    Date:  undated

    Undated winter scene of South Winooski Ave. A man stands on a snowplow that is being pulled by a Holt tractor after a heavy snow fall. Behind them are signs indicating local businesses. A. C. Hathorne Co. is a contract roofer at No. 135. Next door is an auto business. To the far left behind a telephone pole is a sign for Arnold, a dressmaker.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

      Date:  1944; 02-20

      February 20, 1944. This view taken near the intersection of Pearl Street shows the Snow King Rotary Plow loading snow from So. Winooski Ave. into truck which hauled the snow to the dumping area at the foot of College St. Each load contained approximately 10 cubic yards when piled high above the cab as shown in this picture. Buildings seen in the background run along Pearl Street going east.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

        Date:  1944; 02-20

        February 20, 1944. This view taken on So. Winooski Ave near the First Congregational Church shows the Snow King Rotary Snow Loader mounted on Walter Snow Fighter truck loading snow from the street into a 10 cubic yard truck body. One of these truck loads is approximately 3/4 of a minute. An average fall of 6 inches of snow will require the hauling of approximately 250 loads of snow from the business streets.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

          Date:  undated

          Undated photo of two men with snowplow on skids attached to a Holt tractor so the plow could be pulled. Location is So. Winooski Ave. at the intersection of Main Street. Directly behind is the the Strong building with Strong Hardware Co. at 205-207 Main and a sign also advertising Burlington Motor Sales occupying the first floor.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

            Date:  1944-02-20

            Photograph dated Feb. 20, 1944. Original caption reads: This view shows the Snow King Rotary Snow Loader mounted on Walter Snow Fighter truck loading snow from the street into a 10 cubic yard truck body. One of these truck loads is loaded in approximately 3/4 of a minute. An average fall of 6 inches of snow will require the hauling of approximately 250 loads of snow from the business streets.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.(4X5's)

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

              Date:  undated

              Undated photograph taken prior to 1927 of a snow plow in operation. The buildings (now demolished) in the background were located at 127, 135 and 137 South Winooski Avenue.

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