My recent trip to the local Burlington antique shop yielded some WWI gold; yet another WWI UVM panoramic photo to add to my extensive collection of war photography. This one was taken in August of 1918 in front of Williams Hall at the University of Vermont. I spent countless hours studying anthropology and archaeology in the hallowed halls of Williams, and I know the front facade well. From the looks of it, not much has changed! This photo shows Company C of the US Army Training Detachment which was housed at UVM in the months preceding the end of the war.
Looking at some of the details of the photo actually helped elucidate a bit of Louis McAllister’s business. Check out the writing on each of the benches – it appears that McAllister wrote his name on each bench in his typical flowery style. Very interesting!