Portland, OR. L. Samuel. 1887.
FIVE SHEETS extracted from a copy of The West Shore magazine, each printed on both sides with images, all but one of which illustrates places in British Columbia. Two sheets 10 x 7 inches, others 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, two still bound together. All with binding holes in one margin as issued, 3/8 inch tear to margin of one sheet, overall very good condition. The sepia toned black and white lithographs include many relating to the railroads servicing the area. Titles: B.C. - Along the Fraser River; Harrison Lake Hot Springs; The C.P.R.Y. crossing the Columbia River; Ascending the Selkirks by the Double Loop, C.P. Ry.; Goldstream, A Famous Home of Trout; Surprise Creek, Canadian Pacific Railway; The Island Railway Crossing the Nanaimo River; The Island Railway Crossing Arbutus Canyon; Stoney Creek Tressle; and Washington - The Snake River at Ilia. 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 #56025