Portland, OR. L. Samuel. 08- 1887.
Thirteenth Year. Number 8. August 1887 complete issue of this magazine, 578-650pp, foldout black and white lithograph 10 x 17 1/4 inches plus six single page black and white lithograph illustrations (printed back to back on three sheets), magazine size 10 x 6 7/8 inches, LACKING WRAPPERS. Foldout lithographic panorama (on sheet 10 x 17 1/2 inches) in good to very good condition (1/4 inch tear to centre of upper edge well outside image, light creasing at upper right corner and upper left fold, few tiny spots; overall soiling to first lithograph, spot on third lithograph in margins, stain to upper outer corner of several rear pages, bumping to upper right corner of text block throughout. The highlight of this issue is the foldout lithograph "Oregon - Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City" showing an expansive view of the falls with two inset views at upper right: The Locks and The Basin. The three two-sided lithographs depict: (1) Oregon - The Manufacturing Portion of Oregon City / The New Schoolhouse at Oregon City; (2) Oregon - Clackamas County Courthouse, Oregon City / Oregon - General View of Independence; (3) Oregon - View of a portion of Dallas, Polk County / Polk County as seen from Mt. Pizgah. Articles include "The City at the Falls" by H.L. Wells and "A Gem of the Willamette" about Polk County by Henry Laurenz. The West Shore Magazine was established in Portland, Oregon in 1875 by Leopold Samuel, then in his mid twenties and recently arrived in Portland. During the some 17 years of publication from 1875 to 1891 Samuel constantly reinvented the magazine. It was launched as a literary magazine with small wood engraved illustrations, but as the region’s potential for population and economic growth began to be realised, the magazine took on the nature of a booster publication, promoting the Pacific Northwest. Under the auspices of the Oregon Board of Immigration Commission this local magazine had a circulation with national and international reach, being distributed as far afield as Europe and New Zealand. Item #51024