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Visual material, 1914-1988

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The YESCO visual materials series (1914-1988) document a visual history of YESCO from its early beginnings, through its expansions, to its work in the 1980s. They include visuals of various YESCO plants, shops, buildings, equipment and personnel, as well as various signs created and installed by YESCO in multiple states. The series includes black-and-white and color photographs as well as Polaroids. It contains photographs, slides, negatives, and digital files of a variety of Las Vegas landmarks and hotels and casinos, including The Mint, Flamingo, Sahara, Caesar’s Palace, Fremont Street, Vegas Vic, Whiskey Pete’s, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Silver Bowl Stadium, and Excalibur. The series also contains photographs of signs YESCO created for various banks, theaters, cafes, gas stations, and other businesses, both large and small, around the western United States. Digital files appear to be copies of select materials throughout this series.

4.24 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)
4.17 Linear Feet
10,848 digital_files (6.69 GB)
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Collection Number: MS-00403
Collection Name: Young Electric Sign Company Corporate Records
Box/Folder: N/A

Materials remain in original order.