Behind the Scenes Spectaculars

We recently revisited a collection that came to us during the summer of 2015.

Closing Sign

Back in 2011 and 2015, a donor took photographs of the closings of both the Sahara.

Signs with Multiple Lives

As the Collections department continued with organizing and cataloging the collection, another photo stood out.

Stardust Sign

After finally processing and returning the Federal Heath collection, we moved on to scanning a collection donated to us by sign designer Charles Barnard. 

Greetings from America

This is one of the most wonderful photos from the Federal Heath collection.  It shows two very important people in the Las Vegas sign design world: Betty Willis and Brian “Buzz” Leming.

What is that Round Sign?

Visitors to our North Gallery often ask “what is that round/sphere sign?”

Signs Systems Inc. Install

These pictures from a Sign Systems Inc. (now known as Federal Heath) installation show a beautiful view of the Las Vegas Valley and the steady nerves of the people who regularly maintained and installed the signs.


We have seen a lot while going through the Federal Heath photos, but this one of the Aladdin sign (installed in 1976) is by far is one of our favorites.

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