Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

For this week's VTT I thought I would share with you a little bit of the artistic side of old Las Vegas. I was there last week and came across the Neon Museum while taking in the sights of Fremont Street. The Neon Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit neon signs and associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse members of our international community.
The following slide show contains only 4 of the more than 150 signs in the collection. You will notice that the signs are interesting in the daylight but really come alive after dark as does the whole city.


If you would like to read more about what is being done to preserve the magical neon architecture of Las Vegas, go to The Neon Museum Las Vegas.

If you would like to see more vintage items, click on the VTT button on the sidebar to go directly to Suzanne's blog, Colorado Lady.

18 comments:

Postcardy said...

I love the designs of old signs.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

life would be dull & boring without neon signs..i love those old ones :)

Robin said...

Very cool slide show!

DeniseMarie said...

great stuff.

Kathi Fly said...

Very interesting! I love neon signs......such interesting and funny designs! Great post.

Kristine said...

They are so pretty at night!

Sherrie said...

Viva Las Vegas! Love the neon signs. I lived in Las Vegas as a child. These photos bring back memories.

Sherrie

Keetha Broyles said...

There was something very special about those old neon signs! I STILL love to see them.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Neon signs are pieces of art.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Candace said...

I love neon signs! Thanks for posting this great slideshow!
Cheers!

Elizabeth said...

How cool! Next time I'm in Vegas I'll definitely check it out.

CC said...

Ooooo, I loved the slide show and the wonderful signs. How different and beautiful they look at night. Happy VTT..hope your weekend is a great one.

Coloradolady said...

What a great post..I love the look of the old signs best. Love the Indian chief. so great. Have a great VTT!

LV said...

You did a super job capturing all those old signs. I have some old Las Vegas items, but nothing like you shared. Glad you stopped by my pot today. If you have time, please drop in on Tuesday 9-1.

Ruby said...

Great post. Well done!

Miri said...

Thanks for sharing! The art of neon signs is often overlooked and fast disappearing! Glad to hear about the Neon Museum! (When we were in Las Vegas we went to a museum that documented the destruction of the old hotels...the museum cases were filled with swizzle sticks! I loved it!)

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I love neon signs too and I thank you for the great link.
I have a Festival of Postcards at my site and the theme for the 3rd edition was SIGNS so we had several great neon ones (Postcardy had one of the nicest).
Evelyn in Montreal

Kris Dickinson said...

Very cool! Love the old signs!