Friday, April 1, 2011

Harrah's Reno and Lake Tahoe Presents Gaming Through The Ages



This vintage Harrah's Reno and Lake Tahoe Presents Gaming Through The Ages book was created by world renowned artist Harper Goff. He is known for his richly detailed and skillful depictions of historic events. His works have appeared in various films and on covers of well known magazines such as National Geographic. He has designed stage sets for The Charge of The Light Brigade, Captain Blood and more. He also received Academy Award distinction for his sets used in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.

He was commissioned by Harrah's casino to create these historical paintings of gaming through the ages of which are highly detailed and richly vivid in color and expression. This beautifully illustrated volume takes you from the Hounds and Jackals of Egypt 1300 B.C. up through and including the modern day casino in 1961 of which I believe is when this book was published. There is no ISBN or information about a publishing company or date when published. Due to the saddle stapled format and the fact that the modern day casino was depicted in 1961 I believe it to be published that year. There was also a calendar made and distributed that same year.

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