It’s that time of year again! I’m off to Las Vegas for a fun weekend celebrating German Karneval (Mardi Gras). I cannot wait to get out of Toronto because right now it’s so cold all my windows and patio doors are frozen shut! That is too cold way too cold. Bring on the sunshine and pools (even though many of the pools are closed during this time of the year as it’s offseason. Not my hotel though!).

Vintage black and white photograph of two girls by the pool. Las Vegas, 1955
Las Vegas 1955. Source: Etsy

For today’s post, I put together a roundup of ‘Vintage Vegas’ images to help put me in a sunny mood for a visit to one of my favourite cities.

Lets throw a quarter into the machine and begin the fun!

Nevada Club, Las Vegas: Vintage RPPC Souvenir Photo, c1950s
1950’s Nevada Club. Source: Etsy

TWA 1956 Travel Advertisement.

Vintage TWA Las Vegas Print, 1956 Advertisement
Source: Etsy

Alaska Motel, Las Vegas 1949.

Alaska Motel, Las Vegas, NV, July 1949
Source: Etsy

The Sal Sagev Hotel (now the Golden Gate Hotel) on Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
The postcard also shows the El Trovatore Auto Court on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona.

Sal Sagev now Golden Gate Hotel Fremont St Downtown LAS VEGAS NV Vintage Linen Postcard
Source: Etsy

Group photograph of entertainers at the Dunes, including Anna Bailey and Frank Sinatra.

Group photograph of entertainers at the Dunes, including Anna Bailey and Frank Sinatra via UNLV
Source: The African American Experience in Las Vegas, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photograph of a showgirl posed at the swimming pool of Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, [May 22], 1955. The Moulin Rouge was the first desegregated hotel casino, it was popular with many of the black entertainers of the time, who would entertain at the other hotels and casinos and stay at the Moulin Rouge (source).

Photograph of a showgirl posed at the swimming pool of Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, [May 22], 1955
Source: The African American Experience in Las Vegas, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, 1955.

Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, 1955
Source: Pinterest

The Westerner, Circa 1950’s.

 Film transparency of the front exterior of the Westerner Gambling House (Las Vegas), circa 1950s
Source: Manis Collection, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas gambling scene, 1930s.

 Photograph of a Las Vegas gambling scene, 1930s
Source: Manis Collection, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Neon sign for the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall (Las Vegas), after 1958.

 Photograph of neon sign for the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall (Las Vegas), after 1958
Source: Manis Collection, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photograph of the June Taylor Dancers posing at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1949.

 Photograph of the June Taylor Dancers posing at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1949
Source: Bill Willard Collection, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vintage Las Vegas ~ Flamingo hotel cocktail napkin “The Show Place of the Nation”.

Vintage Las Vegas Flamingo hotel cocktail napkin
Source: Pinterest

Travel Western Airlines!

Las Vegas Western Airlines vintage ad
Source: Pinterest

1950’s Strip Fun.

vintage image of two women 1950s las vegas
Source: Pinterest

One last picture before we leave. Circa 1950s.

visiting las vegas in the 1950s vintage image
Source: Pinterest

That is it for this weeks post and now I’m off to pack. If your interested, follow my adventures on Instagram and have a great week friends!

Question Time: If you have been to Vegas before, share your favourite hotel or things to do in the comments below I would love to know!

Liz

 

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