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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Photograph of the Silver Slipper electric sign in front of the Young Electric Sign Company (Las Vegas), Photograph of the Silver Slipper electric sign in front of the Young Electric Sign Company (Las Vegas), 1958 industrial buildings; Three men, with plans in hand, stand in front of the oversized silver slipper built for the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall. The slipper is mounted on the bed of a delivery truck. The front of the Young Electric...

4. Film transparency of a sketch for the Golden Nugget neon sign (Las Vegas), circa 1984 Film transparency of a sketch for the Golden Nugget neon sign (Las Vegas), circa 1984 gambling casinos; Inverted negative transparency. Partially freehand, annotated plan for the neon sign for the Golden Nugget on the southwest corner of Fremont and Second Streets. The original sign was installed by YESCO...

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Photograph of the front exterior of the Mint Hotel (Las Vegas), circa 1957 Photograph of the front exterior of the Mint Hotel (Las Vegas), circa 1957 resorts; The Mint on Fremont Street before its expansion in 1958.

8. 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...

9. Photograph of a scale model of the Aladdin Hotel's sign (Las Vegas), 1966 Photograph of a scale model of the Aladdin Hotel's sign (Las Vegas), 1966 resorts; Detailed scale model of the sign and marquee for the Aladdin Hotel and Casino.

10. Photograph of a model of the Fremont Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), circa early 1950s Photograph of a model of the Fremont Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), circa early 1950s resorts; Large model of the Fremont Hotel and Casino.

11. Photograph of the installation of a neon sign for El Rancho Vegas (Las Vegas), 1941 Photograph of the installation of a neon sign for El Rancho Vegas (Las Vegas), 1941 resorts; View of workers assembling a neon sign for the El Rancho Vegas on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard across from the complex.

12. Photograph of the Sahara Hotel and Casino sign assembly (Las Vegas), 1980 Photograph of the Sahara Hotel and Casino sign assembly (Las Vegas), 1980 resorts; Crane placing the last section of the Sahara neon sign, which at the time was the tallest free standing sign in the world. The sign says 'Del Webb's Sahara.'

13. Photograph of metal framework for the neon sign for the Las Vegas Club (Las Vegas), 1948 Photograph of metal framework for the neon sign for the Las Vegas Club (Las Vegas), 1948 gambling casinos; Framework for the Las Vegas Club Sign on Fremont Street. The back of the Pioneer Club sign is seen in the background.

14. Photograph of the neon sign of the Thunderbird Hotel (Las Vegas), 1948 Photograph of the neon sign of the Thunderbird Hotel (Las Vegas), 1948 resorts; The neon sign of the Thunderbird Hotel.

15. Photograph of the exterior of the Mint (Las Vegas), 1957 Photograph of the exterior of the Mint (Las Vegas), 1957 resorts; The Mint on Fremont Street before its expansion around the corner of First Street. The Boulder Club is seen in the background.

16. Photograph of the assembly of the Sands Hotel porte-cochère (Las Vegas), 1967 Photograph of the assembly of the Sands Hotel porte-cochère (Las Vegas), 1967 resorts; A crane lifting the canopy of the Sands Hotel porte-cochère.

17. Photograph of assembly of the neon sign in front of the Las Vegas Club (Las Vegas), 1948 Photograph of assembly of the neon sign in front of the Las Vegas Club (Las Vegas), 1948 gambling casinos; Workers assemble the vertical neon sign in front of the Las Vegas Club while people pass underneath.

18. Photograph of the neon sign for the Sands Hotel (Las Vegas) as seen from under the hotel's porte-cochère Photograph of the neon sign for the Sands Hotel (Las Vegas) as seen from under the hotel's porte-cochère (Googie architectural design), 1952 resorts; View of the Sands neon sign from under the porte-cochère.

19. Photograph of an entrance sign to the Sahara casino (Las Vegas), circa 1980s Photograph of an entrance sign to the Sahara casino (Las Vegas), circa 1980s resorts; Outdoor sign marking the casino entrance for the Sahara.

20. Photograph of the exterior corner of the Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas), circa early 1960s Photograph of the exterior corner of the Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas), circa early 1960s resorts; The exterior corner of the Horseshoe Club on the corner of Fremont and Second Streets.
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