Enjoy Las Vegas history in all its colorful glory

Classic Las Vegas of decades ago — glamorous and vibrating with excitement — seems like it could only have been captured and remembered in a rainbow burst of brilliant color, matching the city’s thrilling vibe. Yet much of it wasn’t — chronicled instead in black and white photos.

Newspapers in the 1950s and ’60s did not publish in color so photos taken in color were not in demand. However, Las Vegas News Bureau — which has been capturing the sights and sounds of Las Vegas since 1947 (and produces Las Vegas Newswire) — did take color photos of the city from that era. Now it is sharing them with the public in the exhibit, Vintage Vegas: In Color at the Foley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., from Aug. 28 through Oct. 1.

You can view our city’s fascinating history in all its color-soaked glory during regular courthouse hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Las Vegas News Bureau is a department of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

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