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Las Vegas Strip - Classic Nighttime Las Vegas
The name Las Vegas was given to the area in 1829 by a Mexican scout named Richard, a member of the Antonio Armijo trading party that was traveling to Los Angeles, and stopped for water there. At that time, several parts of the valley contained artesian wells surrounded by extensive green areas. Las Vegas means the meadows in Spanish.
On May 15, 1905, Las Vegas officially was founded as a city, when 110 acres (45 ha), in what would later become downtown, were auctioned to ready buyers.
On July 3, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed the appropriation bill for the Boulder Dam later renamed the Hoover Dam. Work started and Las Vegas' population swelled to 25,000, with most of the newcomers, mostly males, working on building the dam. It created a market for large scale entertainment. A combination of local Las Vegas business owners, Mormon financiers, and Mafia crime lords helped develop the casinos and showgirl theaters to entertain the largely male dam construction workers.
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Las Vegas Strip - Tropicana By Night

Las Vegas Strip - Tropicana By Night

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: At night, the illuminated towers of the Tropicana Resort & Casino rise above the palm trees and pointed, lit roofs of the Tahitan huts t... More

Las Vegas Strip - Artist at Work

Las Vegas Strip - Artist at Work

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: An artist kneels to work on his piece while visitors to the Las Vegas Strip pass by. Location: Nevada (36.115° N 115.173° W) Status: P... More

Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the construction workers at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, working at the pipe vise. He is working on a building near the peat storage building shown in the background

Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the construction workers at the Basic Magnes...

Picryl description: Public domain image of workers, labor, 1940s, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a focus on the Excalibur Hotel, a cross between a medieval fortress and a fanciful toyland

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a focus on the Excalibur Hotel,...

Public domain aerial photograph, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph - historical image of Nevada, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl... More

Las Vegas superstar Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy (and a large feline friend) perform at the MIrage Hotel prior to Roy's nearly fatal encounter with a white tiger on stage during one of their performances. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas superstar Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy (and a larg...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Nevada, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Performance by the illusionists Siegfried & Roy prior to Roy's nearly fatal mauling by one of the show's tigers onstage. Las Vegas, Nevada

Performance by the illusionists Siegfried & Roy prior to Roy's nearly ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Remnants of famous signs at the "Neon Boneyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada

Remnants of famous signs at the "Neon Boneyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Hilton Hotel casino sign in Las Vegas, Nevada

Hilton Hotel casino sign in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Las Vegas and all-time rock-'n'-roll star Paul Anka at his hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas and all-time rock-'n'-roll star Paul Anka at his hotel, Las ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol M. Highsmith - Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Casino interior, Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol M. Highsmith - Casino interior, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Neon signs shine in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1980s

Neon signs shine in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1980s

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower prominent

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a half-scale replica of the Eif...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Glowing people mover and porte-cochere at Bally's, Las Vegas, Nevada

Glowing people mover and porte-cochere at Bally's, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. In 1993, Bally's opened on a prime site where the 1967-... More

Las Vegas Strip - Liberace Museum at Night

Las Vegas Strip - Liberace Museum at Night

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Liberace Museum makes a statement with neon lights and whimsical architecture against a sharp night sky. Location: Las Vegas, Nevad... More

The city that never sleeps, Las Vegas, Nevada, home of the US Air Force (USAF) Air Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds

The city that never sleeps, Las Vegas, Nevada, home of the US Air Forc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Las Vegas State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Derrick C. Goode, USAF Release Status: Released... More

Architectural art "Vortex, Stream, and Confluence" at Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada

Architectural art "Vortex, Stream, and Confluence" at Lloyd D. George ...

Public domain photograph of statue, sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Las Vegas Clark County Government Center and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Las Vegas Clark County Government Center and the Lou Ruvo Brain In...

By architect Frank Gehry; under construction. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and pu... More

At Caesars Palace's Magical Empire in a catacomb far below the resort, "wizards" entertain diners before a full-scale magic show in Las Vegas, Nevada

At Caesars Palace's Magical Empire in a catacomb far below the resort,...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

060804-N-8273J-036 (Aug. 4, 2006)US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Second Class (AM2) Rurik Wagner, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137), is interviewed by the media during a surprise wedding on the pier at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California (CA), after he returned from a deployment aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The couple planned to wed in Las Vegas but his fiancee decided to have a surprise wedding upon his return from deployment.U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Tiffini M. Jones (RELEASED)

060804-N-8273J-036 (Aug. 4, 2006)US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Sec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Tiffini M. Jones, USN ... More

Reflection Bay Golf Club, near Las Vegas, Nevada

Reflection Bay Golf Club, near Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Luxor Pyramid Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Luxor Pyramid Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Elvis Presley-themed wedding chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Elvis Presley-themed wedding chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Picryl description: Public domain image of a park, park architecture, outdoors, romantic atmospheric landscape, cemetery, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Las Vegas Strip, looking down upon the Bellagio Hotel's "dancing fountains" show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Strip, looking down upon the Bellagio Hotel's "dancing fount...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, looking toward the airport and down upon the turreted towers of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, lower right

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, looking toward the airport and down ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

The Sahara Hotel and Casino replaced the old Club Bingo in Las Vegas on a Strip location so empty that airplanes landed there

The Sahara Hotel and Casino replaced the old Club Bingo in Las Vegas o...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Nevada, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Legacy Golf Club in Henderson, a rapidly growing suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada

Legacy Golf Club in Henderson, a rapidly growing suburb of Las Vegas, ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Las Vegas Strip - Mandalay Bay from MGM Grand Walkway

Las Vegas Strip - Mandalay Bay from MGM Grand Walkway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The gold and white walls of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino rise above the crowded intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Strip. ... More

Las Vegas Strip - Liberace on Stage

Las Vegas Strip - Liberace on Stage

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Rhinestones glitter in the background as Liberace performs. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (36.126° N 115.166° W) Status: Public domain. ... More

Las Vegas Strip - Contemporary Art Sculpture at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Las Vegas Strip - Contemporary Art Sculpture at the Bellagio Gallery o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This craftily molded bronze sculpture entitled "Constructor", by artist Tony Cragg, stands out against a crisp white backdrop. Location... More

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Second Class (AM2) Rurik Wagner, assigned to the USN Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) exchanges vows with his bride during a surprise wedding on the pier at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California (CA), after he returned from a deployment aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The couple planned to wed in Las Vegas but his fiancee decided to have a surprise wedding upon his return from deployment

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Second Class (AM2) Rurik Wagner, ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Tiffini Jones, USN Rel... More

Cities:  Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain phot...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 2/23/2007 Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, N...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Mementos left at Michael Jackson's house, 2710 Palomino Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mementos left at Michael Jackson's house, 2710 Palomino Drive, Las Veg...

Michael Jackson was the "King of Pop" before he died on June 25, 2009. The home, called Hacienda Palomino, is a 12,000-square-foot abode. Michael Jackson lived in the house with his children off and on for a ye... More

Night aerial view, Las Vegas, Nevada

Night aerial view, Las Vegas, Nevada

At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest observation tower in the United States. The view from the 109th-floor deck is truly spectacular. Located at one end of the Las Vegas Strip, this night aerial... More

Don Jose Albino Baca House, Old Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, NM

Don Jose Albino Baca House, Old Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas, San Miguel ...

Public domain photograph - New Mexico, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Montezuma Hotel, Gallinas Canyon, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, NM

Montezuma Hotel, Gallinas Canyon, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, NM

Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1923 Survey number: HABS NM-28 Building/structure dates: 1886 Initial Construction National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 74001203

United States Post Office & Court House, 300 East Steward Avenue, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV

United States Post Office & Court House, 300 East Steward Avenue, Las ...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic courthouse building, court, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Cities:  Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain phot...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 2/23/2007 Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, just months prior to Roy Horn's career-disabling mauling by a white tiger in 2003

Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mira...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Nevada, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Right side front view medium shot at a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicopter from the Army Test and Evaluation Center, Threat Support Activity, Las Vegas, Nevada, taxis back after providing simulated hostile threats to Search and Rescue operations, during Desert Rescue. Desert Rescue is a Joint Service Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), exercise designed to fully integrate planning and execution of both immediate and dedicated missions

Right side front view medium shot at a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... More

Neon casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images.... More

Golden Nugget historic casino sign in the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada

Golden Nugget historic casino sign in the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Ne...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Vegas Vic on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas Vic on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Pool at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pool at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Bally's Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol M. Highsmith - Bally's Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Barbra Streisand in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Barbra Streisand in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum inside the Vene...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Stratosphere at Nighttime

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Stratosphe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A night view of the largest freestanding structure west of the Mississippi River, the Stratosphere, includes the surrounding portion of ... More

Las Vegas Strip - Stratosphere - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Las Vegas Strip - Stratosphere - U.S. National Archives Public Domain ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The stratosphere juts into the night sky, it is the largest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River. Location: Nevada (36... More

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Historic Holiday Motel

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Historic H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This classic neon sign, illuminated in pink, orange, yellow, red, and blue, invites visitors to stay in the historic Holiday Motel. Loc... More

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Second Class (AM2) Rurik Wagner, assigned to the USN Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) kisses his bride after the two exchanged vows during a surprise wedding on the pier at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California (CA), after he returned from a deployment aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The couple planned to wed in Las Vegas but his fiancee decided to have a surprise wedding upon his return from deployment

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Second Class (AM2) Rurik Wagner, ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Tiffini M. Jones, USN ... More

Cities:  Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain phot...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 2/23/2007 Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

Cities:  Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain phot...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 2/23/2007 Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

Architectural art "Vortex, Stream, and Confluence" at Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada

Architectural art "Vortex, Stream, and Confluence" at Lloyd D. George ...

Artist: Howard Ben Tre, 2000. Granite; 3 with 9 meter diameter circular seating areas. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note pr... More

Daytime aerial view of the Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Daytime aerial view of the Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Note several cranes in the scene. During the 2009 recession, many building projects have been put on hold. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Libr... More

Old Motels and Historic Neon Art, Las Vegas, Nevada

Old Motels and Historic Neon Art, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Las Vegas, Nevada. Cityscape photograph,  Panoramic Photograph

Las Vegas, Nevada. Cityscape photograph, Panoramic Photograph

J148097 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; West Coast Art Co.; November 25, 1910. Stamped on verso: "West Coast Art Co. (Inc.), 115 East Jefferson St., Los Angeles. Phone 22049. Price, $2.50. No. 798. Ord... More

Castaneda Hotel, Railroad Avenue, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, NM

Castaneda Hotel, Railroad Avenue, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, NM

Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1924 Survey number: HABS NM-29 Building/structure dates: 1898 Initial Construction

United States Post Office & Court House, 300 East Steward Avenue, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV

United States Post Office & Court House, 300 East Steward Avenue, Las ...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic courthouse building, court, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Las Vegas Strip - Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk

Las Vegas Strip - Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk is framed by a clear Nevada sky. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (36.182° N 115.130° W) Status: ... More

If Las Vegas, Nevada, is a façade of reality, the compressed Manhattan skyline at the New York New York resort is a prime example

If Las Vegas, Nevada, is a façade of reality, the compressed Manhattan...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Painting "Red Rock Canyon" on north wall of Jury Assembly Room in Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada

Painting "Red Rock Canyon" on north wall of Jury Assembly Room in Lloy...

Artist: Willard Dixon, 2000. 2 measure 6 x 9 feet. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit l... More

Illusionists Siegfried (left) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, just months prior to Roy Horn's career-disabling mauling by a white tiger in 2003

Illusionists Siegfried (left) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mirag...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Conch-shell motif of the La Concha Motel in Las Vegas, which seemed futuristic when the motel opened in 1961. It has long since closed as new more modern high-rise buildings take the place of historic old motels

Conch-shell motif of the La Concha Motel in Las Vegas, which seemed fu...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historical building, landmark architecture, world heritage, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Liberace in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Liberace in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum inside the Venetian Hot...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Treasure in the Neon Museum's "boneyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treasure in the Neon Museum's "boneyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The museum raised money to refurbish historic signs and... More

Famed illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo Siegfried and Roy onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Famed illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo Siegfried and Roy o...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Circus Circus Casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Circus Circus Casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Part of the Las Vegas Strip, including the Paris Eiffel Tower replica. Las Vegas, Nevada

Part of the Las Vegas Strip, including the Paris Eiffel Tower replica....

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Dramatic Sphynx at the Luxor Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dramatic Sphynx at the Luxor Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Elvis Museum. Exhibit with Elvis Presley's personal belongings in Las Vegas, Nevada

Elvis Museum. Exhibit with Elvis Presley's personal belongings in Las ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada

Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada - Drawing. Public domain image.

Casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada - Drawing. Public domain image.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol M. Highsmith - Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view showing the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aerial view showing the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Las Vegas Strip - Wall of Music at the Liberace Museum, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip - Wall of Music at the Liberace Museum, Las Vegas

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Larger-than-life pages of music line the sidewalk at the Liberace Museum. Location: Las Vegas , Nevada (36.127° N 115.168° W) Status: ... More

The noses of three B-1B bombers from the 28th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, are silhouetted against the Las Vegas skyline during a RED FLAG exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The noses of three B-1B bombers from the 28th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Troy J. Selby Release Status: Releas... More

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Fremont Street Experience

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway - Fremont St...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Millions of digital lights create unique scenery on a five-football-field-long canopy 90 feet above the street. Location: Nevada (36.17... More

Air-to-air left side view of two US Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle aircraft from the Weapons School Division, Nellis AFB, Nevada (NV), flying over Las Vegas, NV

Air-to-air left side view of two US Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA James... More

Illusionists Siegfried (below) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, just months prior to Roy Horn's career-disabling mauling by a white tiger in 2003

Illusionists Siegfried (below) and Roy and friends onstage at the Mira...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Cities:  Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. National Archives Public Domain phot...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 2/23/2007 Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

Old Motels and Historic Neon Art in Las Vegas, Nevada

Old Motels and Historic Neon Art in Las Vegas, Nevada

Public domain photograph of a motel, camp, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Monte Carlo Hotel view with the Mirage Hotel in the background. Both are located on the Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Monte Carlo Hotel view with the Mirage Hotel in the background. Both a...

Monte Carlo was built in 1996 for a cost of $344 million. There are 3,002 guest rooms. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pri... More

Baptism Ceremony Performed by Members of North Las Vegas "Church Of God In Christ"

Baptism Ceremony Performed by Members of North Las Vegas "Church Of Go...

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Famed illusionists Siegfried and Roy onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Famed illusionists Siegfried and Roy onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las ...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Nevada, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Canal at the Venetian Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Canal at the Venetian Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Paris Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Paris Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Barren desert near Las Vegas, Nevada

Barren desert near Las Vegas, Nevada

Picryl description: Public domain image of a dry desert landscape, sand, sky, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Performance by the illusionists Siegfried & Roy prior to Roy's nearly fatal mauling by one of the show's tigers onstage. Las Vegas, Nevada

Performance by the illusionists Siegfried & Roy prior to Roy's nearly ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Remnants of the springs, site of the original settlers, Las Vegas, Nevada

Remnants of the springs, site of the original settlers, Las Vegas, Nev...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The springs that rose from aquifers in the blistering M... More

Founded in 1940, the Wee Kirk o'the Heather is the longest-running among dozens of marriage chapels in Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded in 1940, the Wee Kirk o'the Heather is the longest-running amo...

Among its "packages": an "Elvis Wedding," in which an Elvis impersonator walks the bridge down the aisle and croons three love songs. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film ... More

Magician Lance Burton, a Las Vegas entertainment fixture, and his assistant. Las Vegas, Nevada

Magician Lance Burton, a Las Vegas entertainment fixture, and his assi...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Holiday Inn's Boardwalk Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Holiday Inn's Boardwalk Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken in the 1980s. Title, date, subject not... More

Liberace's piano and candelabra at the Liberace Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

Liberace's piano and candelabra at the Liberace Museum, Las Vegas, Nev...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Dusk view of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the 1990s

Dusk view of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the 1990s

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Grounds of the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas, Nevada

Grounds of the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Dusk at the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dusk at the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Las Vegas Strip - Frightened Puffer Fish at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Las Vegas Strip - Frightened Puffer Fish at the Las Vegas Natural Hist...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A young girl's face reflects off of a shiny surface and scares a puffer fish. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (36.131° N 115.152° W) Statu... More

Las Vegas Strip - Fremont at Night

Las Vegas Strip - Fremont at Night

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Throngs of people move under the covered structure while the neon lights up the night at Fremont. Location: Nevada (36.171° N 115.144° ... More

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