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Beckley Family Collection

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*** See also: Beckley Collection Exhibit photos housed UA6-G
See also: 0001-0117A-Advisement for Beckleys on elephant in parade. (Ferron- Bracken Collection)

Beckleys Men Wear, Las Vegas, Nevada

0001    Will Beckley, at desk, stands at the rear of his store. The store was established in 1908. 1st store, Main and Fremont, in back of Nevada Hotel. He used to cuff pants himself. One night he left the iron on and burned the place down. (OVERSIZE) Virginia Beckley Richardson.
0002    Will Beckley, behind the counter, stands at the rear of his store.
0003    Exterior of Beckleys Mens Store. Ca.1915.
0004    Will Beckley, right, stands behind the counter in his store. May 1915.
0005    Interior of Beckleys Mens Wear. Ca. 1915-1920.
0006    Will Beckley, center, with son Bruce, stands in his store. Jack Price is on his left. 1916.
0007    Exterior of Beckleys Mens Wear which was located at 1st and Fremont.
0008    Architectural rendering of renovation of Beckleys Mens Wear. Alteration to Store building, Will Beckley, owner, Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard D. King, architect, L.A. Calif. (Renovation was begun in 1929.)
0009    Reconstruction/renovation on Beckleys Mens Wear is under way. Beckley borrowed $20,000 for third story addition to building. June, 1929.
0010    Beckleys Mens Wear following the renovation. 9/15/30.\
0011    Interior of Beckleys Mens Wear. 9/17/30
0012    Grand opening of Beckleys Store after renovation.
0013    Beckleys Store following renovation. Left to right are Jake Beckley, Bryan Bunker, and Will Beckley. See 0014.
0014    Beckleys store following the renovation. Left to right are Jake Beckley, Will Beckley, and Bryan Bunker. See 0013.
0015    Beckleys Mens Wear, exterior.
0016    Beckleys Mens Wear, exterior. 1930-31.
0017    Beckleys Store, located at 1st and Fremont. Early 1930s.
0018    Interior of Beckleys Mens Wear. Early 1930s.
0019    Interior of Beckleys Mens Wear. 1930s
0020    The front window of Beckleys Mens Wear.
0022    Interior of Beckleys Mens Wear.
0023    View of the Pioneer Club, downtown Las Vegas. Beckleys sign on top of Pioneer Club is shown. Tutor Scherer took it over 1941 in partnership with Farmer Page. Ca. 1942."

Beckley and Beckley Mens Clothing, Goodsprings, Nevada

0024    About 1918Fred Peal and I when I open branch store Goodsprings, Nevada. Will Beckley.
0025    About 1918Jake and Alta Beckley, Will, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Fayle and Bruce Beckley (sic), Fred Grimes, Leva Beckley. The store in Goodsprings. Next door to Beckley and Beckley Mens Clothing and Shoes is the Goodsprings Post Office.
0026    Standing next to Beckley and Beckley Mens Clothing and Furnishings are , left to right, Jake Beckley, Mrs. Fayle (?), Will Beckley, Mrs. Pembroke (?), Alta Beckley, Fred Grimes (holding Bruce Beckley), Leva Beckley, Goodsprings, ca. 1918.
0027    Unidentified man stands in front of Will. Beckley Mens Furnishings store at Goodsprings, Nevada.

Beckley and Beckley Store at Blythe, California

0028    Beckley and Beckley Store in the St. Charles Hotel, Blythe, Calif. This the store on a busy day.Early Las Vegas
0029    Dear Leva: You ought to come in the water is fine. Ho Ho We might go boating. W.B. June 21:08. L-R are, 1) unidentified; 2) Jake Beckley; 3) Will Beckley. Well in Paradise Valley, Las Vegas.
0030    Hotel Nevada, 1909 or 1910.
0031    Will Beckley sits atop a boulder in the desert. On boulder is painted Beckleys Walk Over Shoes, July 4th, W.B. 12. 1912.
0032    Four mile. J. Beckley, A.Beckley, Maybelle Park, L.Beckley, 1912
0033    1912 Beckleys' Grape Vine Springs.
0034    Jakes Ranch Home. Paradise valley , about 1914.
0035    L-R are: 1) Miner, 2) Miners Wife, 3) Will Beckley, 4) Leva Beckley, 5) Watelet (Engineer), 6) Jake Beckley. East Las Vegas gold mine.
0036    Jake and Alta Beckley sit in a Ford. Will Beckley stands next to an artesian well. Alta and Jake, Will B. Jakes Ranch about 1915. [present location Sierra Vista]
0037    Bruce, mother and I, Beckley Ranch in Paradise Valley, June 27, 1915. Left to right are Will Beckley, holding Bruce, and Leva Beckley.
0038    Bro. Jake, Paradise Valley. [at ranch house in Paradise Valley, June 27, 1915.]
0039    Left to right are Virginia (Beckley) Richardson, Barbara (Ferron) Doyle, Shirley (Ferron) Swanson at Ferron Home: corner 4th and Fremont.
0040    Sam Lawsons home: 3rd and Lewis. Birthday party of Eugenia Lawson. Sam and Florence Lawson, original Power and Telephone Company Owners. Front row left to right: Barbara Virginia (Beckley) Richardson, Eugenia Lawson, Audrey (Walters) Pearson, Lois Woodward. Back row left to right: Marlow Cragin, Helen Blanding, Shirley (Ferron) Swanson, Evelyn (White) Perato [Peralto].
0041    Paradise Valley gusher. Six workers stand around an artesian well in operation.

First Plane Flown in to Las Vegas, 5/7/20

0042    Jake Beckley and Mr. Henderson flew the first plane in to L.V. 5/7/20, from    Blythe, Cal.
0043    Crowd observes the first plane that landed in Las Vegas, 5/7/20.
0044    Jake Beckley stands in front of first plane that flew in to Las Vegas.
0045    Crowd gathers around the first plane that flew in to Las Vegas on May 7, 1920.
0046    Crowd gathers around the first plane that flew in to Las Vegas on May 7, 1920.

Later Las Vegas

0047    Bruce Beckley Birthday party in front of home at 120 S. 4th . Left to right: 1st row: George Ullom, ?, John William Park. Second row: Andrew Croal, Tom Carrol, Charles Harmon, Kermit Krause, Bruce Beckley, ?. Mar. 22-27. 1927.
0048    Bruce and Virginia Beckley stand in front of the Beckley house at 120 S. 4th . (ca. 1928-1929)
0049    Fremont Street, ca. 1928. Annual Christmas traditionSanta would give each child a bag of candy. (OVERSIZE)
0050    Andy Crowell, left, and Bruce Beckley stand in the front yard of the 4th Street house.
0051    S. 3rd St. (Between Carson and Bridger) in back of building was a ring for fights. Beckley children used to look down on.
0052    Fremont St. between 3rd and 4th, May 13-16, 1948. Will Beckley is on the left in back seat. (Helldorado parade].
0053    Elks Helldorado Float advertising Beckleys [maybe Phyllis Heinrichsen, beauty queen]
0054    Home of Leva G. Beckley, 120 S. 4th St. Las Vegas, Nevada, 4/78.

Southern Nevada (Other than Las Vegas, Nevada)

0055    Boulder Canyon Dam Site. Reservoir siteColorado River40 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking downstream.
0056    Boulder Canyon Dam Site. Reservoir siteColorado River40 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking downstream. J.F. Perkins photo.
0057    Boulder Canyon Dam Site. Reservoir siteColorado River40 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking downstream. J.F. Perkins photo.
0058    Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings, Nevada, ca. 1917
0059    Leva and Will Beckley at Indian Springs, ca. 1915
0060    At Charleston. 1. Hazel Copper, 2. Jack Price, 3. ? 4. Leva Beckley, 5. Walter Bracken, 6. Bess Lightfoot, 7. Ruth Ferron, 8. Alta Ham. Child: Virginia Beckley.


0061    First picture taken in Goldfield, December, 1903. Harrie Taylor (discoverer). Lew Finnegan and John Y. McKane on the Jumbo, form which was taken $100,000 in 47 feet surface, the strike that caused the first rush.
0062    Goldfield, Nevada. ca. 1921. Virginia Beckley is pictured.
0063    Rhyolite, Nevada
0064    Tonopah, Nevada. Mizpah Hotel.
0065    Tonopah Nevada mining town.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

0066    Standing far left, Frank Crowe (?)


0067    I about 12 yrs. Old, Jake about 13 years old. Lizzie (Beckley) about 10 years old. Taken in Fairbury, Ill. Will Beckley. Will Beckley is fourth from the right in the front row. Jake Beckley is third from the left, top row. See photo for location of Lizzie Beckley. 1891.
0068    Taken 1898, Fairbury, ILL. Mandolin Club. Will Beckley is 1st on the left, bottom row.
0069    Will Beckley.
0070    Mr. and Mrs. Will Beckley.
0071    1912 Beckleys [Beckleys in car on the desert]
0072    Left to right: 1) Virginia Keate, 2) , 3), 4) Mrs. Charles Horsey. Leva Beckley is in the drivers seat. Taken at Goodsprings, Nevada. (Oversize)
0073    Leva Beckley, holding Bruce Beckley, is seated in the front row, center. Virginia Keate, holding Virginia Beckley, is seated in the front row, far right. Middle row, left to right, are Hazel Williams, Carol Williams, Nelly Martin, and 4th from the left is Delphine Mom Squires. Photo taken about 1918.
0074    Left to right, seated playing cards are Mrs. O Brien; unidentified woman; Will Beckley, holding son, Bruce Beckley; Leva Beckley; Dr. OBrien.
0075    Left to right are Wm. Schuyler; Leva Beckley, kneeling; Virginia Beckley, sitting on the ground; Will Beckley, standing behind son; Bruce; and Peggy Schuyler, seated in car 1921.
0076    Class standing on steps of Las Vegas School, 1921
0077    [Beckley family, left to right, Leva; Virginia; Bruce, Will.] (neg.only)
0078    [School children] Bottom row, eighth from the left is Tom Martin. Bruce Beckley is in the top row, fourth from the right.
0079    Ruth and Al Cahlan wedding party.
0080    During Boulder Dam Construction. Will Beckley, left and Walker Young, on right.
0081    Opening of Pioneer Club, 1941. Tutor pointing.
0082    Eighth grade graduation class on steps of Las Vegas School, May 25, 1928. (Left to right) 1st row: 3-Ellsmane Forbes. 2nd row: 1-Billy Mott; 7-Teddy Holman; 8-Colen Hickman; 11- Lee Beatty; 12-Gordon Potter; 16Leland Ward. 3rd row: 4-Kermit Krause; 6- George Ullom; 8-Tom Carroll; 11-Evelyn White; 12 Cal Cory; 13Maybelle Pistol; 14Andy Crowell. 4th row: 5-Bruce Beckley; 7Bud Doherty; 8Katherine Mosbaugh; 11Louise Lorenzi; 12-Bill Elwell. 6th row: 2- Eldon Larson, teacher; 8- Charles Harmon; 12K.O. Knudson.
0083    My eighth grade graduation class, May 25, 1928. Bruce writing. Class standing on the steps of Las Vegas School.
0084    Formal shot of Will Beckley, ca. 1950s.
0085    Left to right, seated; 3Jack Richardson. Standing: 5Bud Swanson; 6Herb McDonald; 7Herb Jones; 8Barney Rawlings. [Reserve Officers Group]


0086    An unidentified ferry operation on river.

Additions to Collection

0087    Moving the Beckley House from its location at 120 S. 4th Street Las Vegas to the Southern Nevada Museum in Henderson. (Slides-Housed: R10:6 through R10:9)


Pg. 1.1    Bill L. W.B. [Will Beckley]/Floyd Francis
Pg. 1.2    Alta [on left]
Pg. 1.3    Leva [on left]
Pg. 1.4    Jakes Ranch house
Pg. 2.1    Leva [on left] and Mrs. W. Parks
Pg. 2.2    Stewart RanchLas Vegas RanchDad [Will Beckley].
Pg. 3.1    W.B. [Will Beckley, left] and Bill L.
Pg. 3.2    Leva and Dad. [Beckleys]
Pg. 3.3    I and Bill L. [Will Beckley, left]
Pg. 3.4    CatalinaDad. [ Will Beckley]
Pg. 4.1    Over Beckley Store. Pictured are Leva, Delphine Squires.
Pg. 4.2    Dad. [Will Beckley]