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1. Photograph of an artist's rendering of a woman sitting atop the Las Vegas Club neon sign, circa 1950 Photograph of an artist's rendering of a woman sitting atop the Las Vegas Club neon sign, circa 1950 gambling casinos; A photograph of a woman in a swim suit is shown sitting atop an artist's rendering of the vertical Las Vegas Club neon sign, with the Las Vegas cityscape below. The illustration is signed "Boernge" in...

2. Painting of Vegas Vic by Pat Denner, 1951 Painting of Vegas Vic by Pat Denner, 1951 gambling casinos; Color watercolor or gouache painting of Vegas Vic for the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas, showing how the metal should be painted. The picture is signed 'Denner' by YESCO designer Pat Denner.

3. Photograph of worker with Vegas Vic's head in the YESCO shop (Salt Lake City), 1951 Photograph of worker with Vegas Vic's head in the YESCO shop (Salt Lake City), 1951 industrial buildings; A worker is shown with the head of Vegas Vic (for the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas), prior to having neon tubing installed, in the YESCO shop in Salt Lake City.

4. Photograph of the neon sign in front of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Photograph of the neon sign in front of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), circa 1950s resorts Nighttime view of the neon sign at the entrance to Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn.

5. Photograph of the front exterior of Club Bingo (Las Vegas), between 1947-1952 Photograph of the front exterior of Club Bingo (Las Vegas), between 1947-1952 gambling casinos; Front the Club Bingo at dusk with neon signs lit.

6. Photograph of the entrance and marquee of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), 1950s Photograph of the entrance and marquee of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), 1950s resorts Daytime view of the front exterior entrance to Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn. Frankie Laine headlines the sign on the lawn in front of the parking lot.

7. Photograph of unfinished portions of Vegas Vic's body sign (Salt Lake City), 1951 Photograph of unfinished portions of Vegas Vic's body sign (Salt Lake City), 1951 Industrial buildings; Two men look at the unfinished body of Vegas Vic (for the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas) leaning against the outside of the YESCO shop in Salt Lake City.

8. Scale drawing of Vegas Vic, 1951 Scale drawing of Vegas Vic, 1951 gambling casinos; Annotated scale drawing of Vegas Vic for the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas with measurement grid.

9. Photograph of an artist's rendering of the exterior corner of Joe W. Brown's Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas), Photograph of an artist's rendering of the exterior corner of Joe W. Brown's Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas), circa 1953 resorts; Artist's conception of neon signs on the exterior corner of Joe W. Brown's Horseshoe Club.

10. Photograph of exterior corner of the Golden Nugget Gambling Hall at dusk (Las Vegas), circa 1951 Photograph of exterior corner of the Golden Nugget Gambling Hall at dusk (Las Vegas), circa 1951 gambling casinos; View of the neon signs on the exterior corner of the Golden Nugget Gambling Hall at Fremont and Second Streets. Signs for the Lucky Strike and Pioneer Club are seen in the background.

11. Handwritten plan with measurements of neon tubing needed for Vegas Vic, 1951 Handwritten plan with measurements of neon tubing needed for Vegas Vic, 1951 gambling casinos; Document showing lengths of different colors of neon tubing needed for the Vegas Vic sign to be installed at the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas.

12. Plan for Vegas Vic's neon tubing, circa 1951 Plan for Vegas Vic's neon tubing, circa 1951 gambling casinos; Illustration of Vegas Vic for the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas, showing the different colors of neon tubing necessary.

13. Postcard showing the Horseshoe Club exterior (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Postcard showing the Horseshoe Club exterior (Las Vegas), circa 1950s gambling casinos; The Horseshoe on Fremont Street in the 1950s. Printed text on back of postcard: "The Horsehoe Club, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. The new Horsehoe Club is another notable showplace of Las Vegas, Nevada....

14. Film transparency of exterior corner of the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), after 1951 Film transparency of exterior corner of the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), after 1951 gambling casinos; Nighttime view of the exterior corner of the Pioneer Club after the addition of Vegas Vic. Damage to original image noted.

15. Film transparency of Fremont Street looking northwest from Second Street (Las Vegas), circa 1951 Film transparency of Fremont Street looking northwest from Second Street (Las Vegas), circa 1951 business districts; View at dusk of Fremont Street looking northwest from the intersection at Second Street. The Golden Nugget is on the southwest corner, and the Horseshoe is on the northwest corner. Neon signs for the Boulder...

16. Photograph of YESCO workers installing Vegas Vic at the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), 1951 Photograph of YESCO workers installing Vegas Vic at the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), 1951 gambling casinos; Workers installing the now-famous Vegas Vic sign on the front of the Pioneer Club. Stamped on back of photo: "Photo by Desert Sea News Bureau. Las Vegas, Nevada." Transcribed from photo sleeve: "First...

17. Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade near the Overland Hotel and Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade near the Overland Hotel and Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street (Las Vegas), circa 1950s business districts; The Helldorado Parade in front of the Overland Hotel on Main and Fremont and the Las Vegas Club. Helldorado is an annual parade that celebrates Las Vegas' western history.

18. Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade passing by the Overland Hotel (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade passing by the Overland Hotel (Las Vegas), circa 1950s business districts; The Helldorado Parade in front of the Overland Hotel on Main and Fremont. Helldorado is an annual parade that celebrates Las Vegas' western history.

19. Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade on Fremont Street (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Film transparency of the Helldorado Parade on Fremont Street (Las Vegas), circa 1950s business districts; The Helldorado Parade in front of the Overland Hotel on Main and Fremont. Helldorado is an annual parade that celebrates Las Vegas' western history.

20. Film transparency of the entrance to the Last Frontier Village (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Film transparency of the entrance to the Last Frontier Village (Las Vegas), circa 1950s resorts; Front entrance to the Last Frontier Village. The Silver Slipper Gambling Hall is seen in the foreground.
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