Photo Collections Record
James Reece Photographs of El Rancho VegasExtent:
0.2 Linear Feet (1 hanging folder)
PC 02:D, PC Negatives Box 05
Link to Collection Guide
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.
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)