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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Film transparency of the front exterior of the Nevada Club (Las Vegas), between 1951-1960 Film transparency of the front exterior of the Nevada Club (Las Vegas), between 1951-1960 gambling casinos; nighttime view of the front exterior of the Nevada Club. The California Club and Pioneer Club, featuring Vegas Vic, are seen in the background.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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...

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Photograph of the pool at the Desert Inn at night (Las Vegas), after 1950 Photograph of the pool at the Desert Inn at night (Las Vegas), after 1950 resorts Nightime view of the pool area of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn

10. Photograph of "Glitter Gulch'' at night (Las Vegas), circa 1960s Photograph of "Glitter Gulch'' at night (Las Vegas), circa 1960s business districts; Nighttime view of Fremont Street (also known as "Glitter Gulch" because of its many neon lights), featuring the Las Vegas Club, Hotel Sal Sagev, the Overland Hotel, Hotel Fremont, the Mint Hotel, the Pioneer...

11. Photograph of Fremont Street and the front exterior of the Golden Nugget (Las Vegas), circa 1979 Photograph of Fremont Street and the front exterior of the Golden Nugget (Las Vegas), circa 1979 business districts; Golden Nugget on Fremont Street in the late 1970s. Also visible are the Horseshoe, the Golden Gate, the Vegas Vic sign, and the Plaza.

12. Film transparency of the marquee in front of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), circa 1950s Film transparency of the marquee in front of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn (Las Vegas), circa 1950s resorts Marquee in front of the Desert Inn advertising Pearl Bailey. A smaller sign featuring Vegas Vic is seen nearby.

13. Photograph of the front exterior of the Golden Nugget and Fremont Street (Las Vegas), circa 1951 Photograph of the front exterior of the Golden Nugget and Fremont Street (Las Vegas), circa 1951 business districts; Golden Nugget at 129 Fremont Street, circa 1951. Also visible are the Frontier Club, the Vegas Club, the Vegas Vic sign, Union Plaza, the Boulder Club, and Hotel Apache. Note: photograph is damaged.

14. Film transparency of the exterior corner of the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), circa 1951 Film transparency of the exterior corner of the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), circa 1951 gambling casinos; Nighttime view of the exterior corner of the Pioneer Club after the addition of Vegas Vic. The Westerner is seen next door.

15. 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.

16. Film transparency of Fremont Street seen from east of Second Street (Las Vegas), circa 1958 Film transparency of Fremont Street seen from east of Second Street (Las Vegas), circa 1958 business districts; View of Fremont Street looking northwest from outside of the Hotel Fremont. Signs for the Golden Nugget, Lucky Strike Club, Hotel Apache, the Mint, the Las Vegas Club, and Vegas Vic outside of the Pioneer...

17. 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...
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