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Now Available: The Louis L. McAllister Photograph collection

Published: December 17, 2007 by Winona Salesky

The CDI has started working on an ambitious digitization project involving the Louis L. McAllister Photograph collection. The Louis L. McAllister Photograph collection provides a window into 60 years of Burlington area history.

Louis Lloyd McAllister was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 16, 1877, the son of Rosa (Gould) and William G. McAllister. His father, a native of Warren VT, was a maker of tintypes in Bristol prior to the Civil War. L.L. returned to Vermont and began photographing in Randolph in 1897. His photographs of the Burlington area span a large area of topics, including, group and individual portraits, documentation of building construction and Burlington Street Department projects, and more. McAllister died April 28, 1963, ending a sixty-year career as a Burlington area photographer.

The collection will take several years to digitize and describe. Read more about the collection and view the first 150 photographs here. Additional photographs are published on a regular basis.