Portland, OR. L. Samuel. 06- 1887.
Thirteenth Year. Number 6. June 1887 issue of this magazine, 416-492pp, eight double-sided pages of sepia-toned lithographic illustrations (for a total of 16 images), magazine size 10 x 6 7/8 inches, LACKING PAPER WRAPPERS. Light soiling to front and back pages (the first page being an advertisement and the last page being an image of the Bank of British Columbia), crease to top outer edge corner of many sheets (with a little soiling to that outer edge, but all well outside of the image, light soiling to back cover, interior overall in very good condition. A most interesting overview of British Columbia with sections: "British Columbia by Rail and Water," "Climate and Topography of British Columbia," "Cities of British Columbia," "Marine Resources," "Agriculture in British Columbia" etc. The black and white lithographs include many relating to the railroads servicing the area. 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 #53652