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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:   Military Equipment

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

Date:  1937

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1937 close up photo of a military vehicle showing an attached metal container and a disassembled pick axe strapped to the running board.

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    Title:   Military Equipment

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

    Date:  1937

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1937 close up photo of the side of a military vehicle identified as 7th F. A. Btry E. 1 showing attached metal container and an axe. Field Artillery

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      Title:   Parks

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

      Date:  1938-11-22

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      November 22, 1938. Workmen operate steam rollers, dump trucks and other equipment as they construct an urban park.

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        Title:   Parks

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

        Date:  1938-11-22

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        November 22, 1938. Crew work on constructing an urban park. Seen is a truck with barrels and hose. Also a steam roller.

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          Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

          Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

          1935 / 1936 winter photo of a group of well-dressed, influential men standing in front of an airplane, presumably at Burlington Int'l Airport. On the left is a delivery truck owned by Railway Express Agency, which had headquarters at 111 St. Paul St., Burlington. The City Directory lists Herbert E. Fitch as agent. Also on the left: a boy with his dog that sits on a crate with sign "Live Dog". Occasion and purpose of photo unknown.

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            Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

            Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

            Over exposed 1935 / 1936 winter photo of a group of well-dressed, influential men standing in front of an airplane, presumably at Burlington Int'l Airport. On the left is a delivery truck owned by Railway Express Agency, which had headquarters at 111 St. Paul St., Burlington. The City Directory lists Herbert E. Fitch as agent. Also on the left: a boy with his dog that lays on a crate with sign "Live Dog". Occasion and purpose of photo unknown.

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              Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

              Date:  undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Six men stand outside in the snow. May be members of a work crew doing a city street project. A truck can be seen in the background above the men.

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                Title:   Road Construction

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

                Date:  1928-09-10

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                September 10, 1928. Workmen, bags of cement, trucks, machinery and road side billboards all are seen at this road construction site. On the photo's left side is seen strung lines to plumb the straight edge of the road side.

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                  Title:   Scrap Metal Collection

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

                  Date:  1945; 1945

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1945 - Scrap Metal Collection - A man with a power shovel has a scoopful of scrap metal near a partially filled truck. Initials on the truck's door read, "C.R. Co." Another man stands in the truck bed with shovel, two others look on.

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                    Title:   Sewer Projects

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

                    Date:  1932-03-09

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    March 9, 1932. Members of a crew work with shovels on a timber platform within a wooden frame. Lumber is seen laying on the ground to the left. Trucks and other equipment are in the area.

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                      Title:   Sewer Projects

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

                      Date:  1939-11-24

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      November 24, 1939. A dump truck deposits its load at a sewer project site as crew members work nearby. Other trucks and machinery seen.

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                        Title:   Shelburne Museum - Construction

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

                        Date:  1951-1952; 1951-1952

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1951 / 1952 view of open acres of land belonging to the Shelburne Museum. Plumbs of earth are seen as the land is worked.

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                          Title:   Stores - People's Department Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                          Date:  1952; 1952

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          25 Church Street : Rear entrance to People's Dept. store, with truck in foreground.

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                            Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                            Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Including T.S. Peck Insurance Agency 154 College Street : Truck with Sherwin Williams business info parked in front of store at 152 College. (SW may have moved recently to 152 without having changed the address on the truck.)

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                              Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                              Date:  1955-01-19

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              January 19, 1955. Some of the men and equipment on site needed to prepare the terrain for the transport of the steamship Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum. The engineering firm of Merritt-Chapman & Scott were contracted to undertake the move. They subcontracted with W. B. Hill Co. of Tilton, New Hampshire to oversee the ship's overland trip. Photo 104.

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                                Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                Date:  1955-02-09

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                February 9, 1955. A truck belonging to the W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire is seen between the double railroad tracks in front of the steamship Ticonderoga. The company was subcontracted by Merritt-Chapman & Scott to oversee the boat's overland journey from Shelburne Bay to the Shelburne Museum. Photo 127.

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                                  Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  A young family poses in front of the steamship Ticonderoga during its overland journey to the Shelburne Museum. On the ship's side is the sign for W. B. Hill Company who oversaw the boat's trek. Photo undated but probably February 1955.

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                                    Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                    Date:  1955-02-19

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    February 19, 1955. A family poses in front of the steamship Ticonderoga during its overland journey to the Shelburne Museum. On the ship's side is the sign for W. B. Hill Company who oversaw the boat's trek.

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                                      Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                      Date:  1955-03-08

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      March 8, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga makes it way along double railroad tracks to the Shelburne Museum. W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire oversees the boat's overland journey. The truck bears the company's signs as does the side of the paddle-boat. Photo 144.

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                                        Title:   UVM - Housing (Temporary)

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

                                        Date:  1946-1947

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Temporary housing units near main campus, with a few parked cars and trucks. These dwellings preceded the construction of the Chittenden-Buckham-Wills dormitories and very likely accommodated GI's coming to UVM as part of the "GI Bill." Dated 1946 / 1947.

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                                          Title:   UVM - Housing (Temporary)

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

                                          Date:  1947

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Foundations of new "shoebox" dormitories--Chittenden, Buckham, and Wills Halls in the foreground, with soon-to-be removed temporary housing beyond the construction area. Older university buildings (Billings Library, Ira Allen Chapel, etc.) are on the horizon. Dated 1947.

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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

                                            1951 photo of a large industrial container truck of Vermont Structural Steel.

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                                              Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings

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

                                              Date:  1947

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1947 photo of Vermont Structural Steel Co. building with tractor trailer loaded with steel beam and parked along railroad tracks.

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                                                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                                                Date:  1947-1948

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1947 or 1948 photo of members of the VFW Squirrel Club, assembled on and around a flat-bed truck, either before or after a parade in Burlington. Location is outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt. They are part of the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC), an organization within VFW that seeks to have fun while also visiting the sick and disabled in veterans hospitals and elsewhere. The MOC motto is displayed on the side of the truck: "Keep 'Em Smiling in Beds of White."

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                                                  Title:   War Bond Campaign

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

                                                  Date:  1944

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1944 photo of several men standing in front of a Railway Express Agency (REA) truck while one points at publicity for the 3rd War Bond campaign. Identity of men unknown, but they are very likely administrators and employees of REA, which had headquarters at 111 St. Paul St., Burlington.

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