Portland, OR. L. Samuel. 1887.
THREE SHEETS extracted from a copy of The West Shore magazine, each printed on both sides with images of places in British Columbia. Sheets 10 x 7 inches. All with binding holes in one margin as issued, very good condition. The sepia toned black and white lithographs include ones relating to the railroads servicing the area, and, of particular interest, some of buildings and views of the recently developed town. Titles: B.C. - Bath Cascades, Rocky Mountains, C.P. RY; Mt. Stephens,...C.P.RY.; Vancouver Terminus C.P.RY. (views from across the harbor); Vancouver, Terminus C.P.RY. (with views of Cordova Street in Spring 1886 (a forest) and in Spring 1887 (a main street); Vancouver Terminus C.P.RY. (view of the Hotel Vancouver); Residences at Vancouver Mr. Abbott's Mr Ferguson's). 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 #56026