Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

This card image shows the parking lot and flamboyant decoration of the Thunderbird Hotel as it was shortly after its construction. It was another of the early Strip hotel/casinos, and like the others had a very active existence, being remodeled, expanded, renamed and ultimately abandoned and imploded to make way for the Fontainebleau, currently in bankruptcy.

Desert Souvenir Supply, Boulder City, Nevada

The description states:

One of the luxury resort hotels that had made Las Vegas, Nevada, the hub of the scenic Southwest for the vacationeer, tourist and casual traveller.

–This description uses the older term vacationeer rather than vacationer, and politely leaves out the gambler as one of the groups frequenting the city. The cars shown in the lot clearly date this image to the 1950s.

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