This postcard shows downtown Las Vegas at night time. Some of the hotel casinos pictured are Overland Hotel, Frontier, Pioneer, Las Vegas, Northern Club, along with various restaurants and bars. Also of note are the vehicles pictured. I'd guess they are from the 1930s and 1940s.
The upper left corner of the front of the card states "Fremont Street, Looking East, Las Vegas, Nevada - 26".
It is a linen postcard. The card is not dated, but researching the Overland Hotel (shown on the front at the bottom left side), I found the following, "In 1949 the Las Vegas Club moved into the Overland at 20 Fremont Street and slowly expanded to encompass the entire building". Going a step further, I found that linen postcards were in use from 1930 to 1945. So, going by that, this postcard should be from before 1945.
The card that I am offering was never addressed, stamped, or mailed.
The description on the back states:
Main Street of this "Frontier Town" is most noted for its gambling clubs, taverns, and casinos, which lend glamour to its western atmosphere. With darkness a beautiful array of neon lights advertises some of Nevada's finest hotels, restaurants, and shops".
Other statements on the back are:
Pub. by J.T. Watters Wholesale Co. Las Vegas Nevada. Natural Color Postcard Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co. Milwaukee
The card measures roughly 3.5 by 5.5 inches and has great color. The card has straight even edges. The card has a divided back, meaning one side for the address and one side for writing a message.
I recently purchased a few dozen older postcards at an estate sale. The subjects of the cards are in and around the Las Vegas area. They are of 'old Vegas" and many are of the old casinos and hotels that have long ago been demolished. I do combine shipping on multiple purchases (see shipping notes below), so be sure to check out my other items.
I am not a postcard collector and don't know how to 'rate" postcards. Personally, I think the card is in great condition. I can see that there are extremely tiny bumps to the corners, but they are so small that I can hardly see them.
Buyer to pay $2.50 First Class Mail delivery charges. That cost will cover shipping for up to the purchase of 4 postcards.
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