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Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by TBONE3336, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. TBONE3336

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    I searched and did not see a thread regarding the Vegas of yore, so after seeing Caesars @TheForumShops tweet on twitter send the following picture, it got me to thinking of trying to find Vintage Vegas pictures and a place to post them. I assume there are lots of places that have them in a collection, but if anyone has personal photos from years gone by, hell even the 90's is considered vintage now, post them in here.. (if you find them on the web, please give a link and shout out to where and whose photo it is from if possible to avoid any legal issues)..

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    Hope we have many cool pictures to share..
     
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    Youtuber's video from a strip drive in 1988. Says he used a VHS Camcorder out of the window. I have not seen this one previously.

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    I am hoping I can find some of my early 90's pictures from our family reunion trips to vegas in my collections of photos passed down to me from my parents to add, will look this weekend.
     
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    One of the problems was, that in the 80s & 90s... and even into the early 2000s, cell-phones with decent cameras didn't exist, or in the case of the early 2000s - weren't very commonplace.
    So, one had to be pretty dedicated to photography to go to Vegas to take photos.
    I have exactly zero photos from the 80s & 90s... however,
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    is a treasure-trove!
     
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    I agree topcard, and I also agree on VintagelasVegas being great. I was hoping for personal pics that maybe had the person have a story to add. I know if I can find some from my parents stash I inherited upon their passing, when we were there the week excalibur opened or our stay at Alladin, it would be cool because it might bring back some cool memories I could share, and help me remember them in the first place.
     
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    My first trip was in July 1989 (In doing some checking, I was actually in Vegas on this day in '89). I took a number of pictures, but with a 35mm camera in the hands of a 21-year old, many didn't come out worthy of sharing.

    Though not directly a shameless plug, I wrote about my entire first trip in a
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    . I have numerous photos from my '89 trip there, but only one is worthy of this board...

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    That is a handsome me (about 100# and a full head of hair ago) standing in the parking lot of the Desert Inn. The best part is "Old Vegas" (The Sands) on the left and "New Vegas" (The not-yet-open Mirage) on the right. This photo bridges two distinct eras in Las Vegas history.
     
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    Love it mjames! Love seeing the cars from back in the day as well!
     
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    Great thread. I actually love seeing vintage pics like this.
     
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    I wish I had all the print pictures of 80's and 90's Vegas I had a few years back, but no more. All I have is a box full of stuff from The Sands and the Desert Inn. And a huge framed Desert Inn shadow box with about 25 things in it. Trying to make room on the wall to hang it but it sits wrapped up in the corner of the office. Lots of memories.
     
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    Take a pic of the shadow box Glen, I would love to see things from the desert inn.
     
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    I will in a min, I have to move the couch into the next office, my 'bunk house' and clean up my storage area. Will post in a bit. The sands stuff is mostly at home in the closet, Will break that out if anyone wants to see. I know there is also stuff in there from the original Playboy Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City that was short lived when AC first opened.
     

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