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PH-00048
James Reece Photographs of El Rancho Vegas

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 hanging folder)
Location: PC 02:D, PC Negatives Box 05

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Related Materials:
The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

El Rancho Vegas Collection, 1953-1961. MS-00194. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


Collection Contents:
The James Reece Photographs of El Rancho Vegas depict the Las Vegas Strip's first hotel, El Rancho Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, from approximately 1950 to 1962. The photographs depict a craps table and its operators, owner Beldon Katleman with Eleanor Roosevelt, the hotel's exterior, and military servicemen photographed with one of El Rancho's entertainers, Yvette Dare.

El Rancho Vegas


0001    Crap table, with boxman, dealer and stickman

0002    Similar view

0003    Close-up of boxman

0004    Exterior view El Rancho Opera House, Theatre Restaurant and lily pond

0005    Owner Beldon Katleman and Eleanor Roosevelt, other not identified

0006    Servicemen , entertainer and jeep, location in Las Vegas unknown

(may be at El Rancho)