Posted by Larry Elkins (Bisbee, United States) on 23 November 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This building, which now houses a mini shopping mall, once served Bisbee as the mining company store. The builder hired to design and build this store was relatively inexperienced. This was his first job designing a commercial building. The man's name was Del Webb. The mining company was so proud of the store's Art Deco design that it put out a photo postcard. A man named Benjamin Siegel, (you didn't dare call him Bugsy to his face) saw the postcard and was so taken by the building's design, he hired Del Webb to build the original Flamingo, the first hotel - casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Webb went on to become one of the wealthiest and most influential developers in the U.S.

My name is Larry Elkins. I have been engaged in making photographs for well over a quarter century. Three years ago, upon my retirement from over thirty years in government service, I began pursuing photography in an even more serious manner. I have, since my retirement, photographed in Mexico, Ecuador and northern Thailand. Besides my account with AM3, I manage a gallery website, - and several blogs including - http://larryelkinsphotos.blog.com - http://historyofphotography-elkinsphotos.blogspot.com. I am also a founding member of BizzArt Gallery, an arts co-operative located in Bisbee AZ at 41 Brewery Gulch. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE UNDER COPYRIGHT. pLEASE DO NOT COPY OR MAKE USE OF THEM WITHOUT MY EXPRESS PERMISSION.


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