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women's history month

Women's History Month Photo Essay by Nancy Hardy

By Su Kim Chung on March 29, 2016 6:40 PM | Permalink

Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Women!

Nancy Hardy, Public Services Outreach Assistant, has created a delightful photo essay to round out Women's History Month. Enjoy these fun photographs from our collections!

Since the arrival of the railroad at the beginning of the 20th century—and the subsequent land auction that founded Las Vegas—women have played a critical role in the city’s growth and cultural development. Interestingly, the evolution of transportation documented by photographs in UNLV Libraries Special Collections also tells us a great deal about women’s contributions during that era. Here we’ve gathered images that visually convey a part of the story of women, transportation, and even fashion from Las Vegas’ and Nevada’s earliest days.