Monthly Archives: October 2013

Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada

Following on after the Sands is Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn. It also served as a location for the filming of Ocean’s 11, as it was adjacent to the Sands at the time.

Desert Souvenir Supply, Boulder City, Nevada

Desert Souvenir Supply, Boulder City, Nevada

The description states:

The Green Vista of

WILBUR CLARK’S DESERT INN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

The sweeping grandeur of the main building at this magnificent resort introduces the guest to the luxurious livery offered by the newest and largest Las Vegas hotel.

–The hotel, like most others on the strip from the earlier days, was expanded many times, and finally demolished in favor of another development, in this case the Wynn resort.

The automobiles pictured here indicate the card dates from the 1950s.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

This folio collection of images and illustrations from Tulsa, Oklahoma have several examples of views that bear a striking resemblance to recent graphic representations in such computer games as the Sim City series. The images appear to be primarily artist’s renditions, with a few colored photos included.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

Oklahoma News Co., Tulsa, Okla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Tulsa continues to style itself the Oil Capital of the World, the many decades of changes in oil production world wide and even recently via tar sand development likely have made the claim moot.

The cut visible in the final panel is the pre-cut slot for the folio flap used when mailing.

This folio can be best dated by the illustrations which show automobiles consistent with the 1940s.

Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

The final Las Vegas location of this week continues the arid theme common for the era. The Sands Hotel was a modest start, just a few hundred rooms along with the casino, but it hosted the filming of Ocean’s 11, which is considered the birth of the Rat Pack. They performed at the legendary Copa Room stage at the Sands, among many other stars of the era.

Desert Souvenir Supply, Boulder City, Nevada

Desert Souvenir Supply, Boulder City, Nevada

The description states:

THE SANDS

A Place in the Sun

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

The newest luxury hotel in Las Vegas, world renowned for its head line entertainment, luxurious living accommodations and complete shopping and amusement facilities.

–The statement above noting that the Sands was the newest at the time of the photo points to the photo dating from 1953. In the end, even though it was expanded with a landmark circular tower, the Sands was demolished and replaced with the Venetian on the same site.