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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:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

Date:  1951

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1951 photo of a camp counselor on the dock and young boys nearby in the waters of Lake Champlain. Diving platform seen in the background. Photo #11.

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    Title:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

    Date:  1944-07

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    July 1944. Campers learn swimming techniques in Lake Champlain. Each boy holds the head of a companion above water. Photo #34.

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      Title:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

      Date:  1944-07

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      July 1944. Young campers gather on the dock while others swim and canoe in Lake Champlain at Camp Abnaki. Photo #9.

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        Title:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

        Date:  1943

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1943 photo of young campers swimming, diving, canoeing in Lake Champlain while camping at Camp Abnaki. Photo #15.

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          Title:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

          Date:  1943

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1943 photo of boys on the dock near a sailboat. Other campers are swimming, canoeing and diving in Lake Champlain while at Camp Abnaki. Photo #13.

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            Title:   Camp Abnaki - Waterfront

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

            Date:  1943

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1943 photo of boys on the dock near a sailboat. Other campers are swimming, canoeing and diving in Lake Champlain while at Camp Abnaki. Photo #16.

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              Title:   Camp Birchcliffe Activities

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

              Date:  1945-07

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              July 1945 Adult campers boat, dive, swim and sit on the dock while at Camp Birchcliffe in Grand Isle, Vermont. Photo #21.

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                Title:   Camp MacArthur (Waitsfield, VT)

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

                Date:  1944

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1944 photo of campers swimming while at Camp MacArthur in Waitsfield, Vermont.

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                  Title:   Camp MacArthur (Waitsfield, VT)

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

                  Date:  1944

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1944 Campers swimming while at Camp MacArthur in Waitsfield, Vt.

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                    Title:   Camp Marycrest (Grand Isle, VT)

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

                    Date:  undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    A group of campers participate in what appears to be synchronized swimming in Lake Champlain at Camp Marycrest in Grand Isle; probably taken in the 1950s or 1960s. Camp operated by the Sisters of Mercy from 1957 to 1993. Photo #24.

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                      Title:   Camp Marycrest (Grand Isle, VT)

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      A group of campers participate in swimming activity in Lake Champlain at Camp Marycrest in Grand Isle; probably taken in the 1950s or 1960s. Camp operated by the Sisters of Mercy from 1957 to 1993. Photo #25.

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                        Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                        Date:  1947

                        Resource type:   photographs

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                        1947 This may be a synchronized swimming class for girls at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photo #24.

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                          Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                          Date:  1945

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Summer 1945 Girls at Camp Marycrest swim and dive in Lake Champlain. Photo #7.

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                            Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                            Date:  1945

                            Resource type:   photographs

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                            Summer 1945. Campers swim, dive and stand on the dock in Lake Champlain while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photo #6.

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                              Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                              Date:  1948

                              Resource type:   photographs

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                              1948 Young girls swim near the shore in the waters of Lake Champlain while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photo #24.

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                                Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                                Date:  1948

                                Resource type:   photographs

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                                1948 Young campers stand grouped together near a long dock in Lake Champlain for a swimming lesson while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont Photo #16.

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                                  Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                                  Date:  1948

                                  Resource type:   photographs

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                                  1948 Campers pose in their swimsuits while standing in the water near the shore and dock. Photo #25.

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                                    Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                                    Resource type:   photographs

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                                    Undated photo of young campers with counselors enjoying activities in the waters of Lake Champlain. A dock is to the right and a rope with floating wood blocks marks a boundary. Photo #16.

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                                      Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

                                      Resource type:   photographs

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                                      Undated photo of young campers with counselors enjoying activities in the waters of Lake Champlain. A dock is to the right and a rope with floating wood blocks marks a boundary.

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                                        Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

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                                        Campers in Lake Champlain near the shore while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont. A long dock is to the right. Photo #18.

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                                          Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

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                                          Undated photo of young campers with counselors enjoying activities including playing with a beach ball in the waters of Lake Champlain. A dock is to the right and a rope with floating wood blocks marks a boundary. Photo #19.

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                                            Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

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                                            Campers have a swimming lesson in Lake Champlain while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont.

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                                              Title:   Camp Marycrest - Activities

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

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                                              Campers swim in Lake Champlain while at Camp Marycrest, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photo #25.

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                                                Title:   Malletts Bay - Colchester, VT

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

                                                Date:  1936

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1936 summer photo of Lake Champlain as seen at Malletts Bay in Colchester, Vermont. Swimmers, sun bathers and canoes seen.

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                                                  Title:   Malletts Bay - Colchester, VT

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

                                                  Date:  1936

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1935 /1936 summer photo of children and adults enjoying Lake Champlain as seen at Malletts Bay in Colchester, Vermont.

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