Portland, OR. L. Samuel. 06- 1887.
Thirteenth Year. Number 6. Section from June 1887 issue of West Shore magazine, 416-452 pages, 4 double-sided pages of sepia-toned lithographic illustrations (for a total of 8 images), magazine size 10 x 6 7/8 inches, LACKING PAPER WRAPPERS AND LAST 40 PAGES OF ORIGINAL ISSUE. Disbound in two sections, many sheets partly detached, little paper loss to right margin of two text sheets, a little paper from facing page adhered to view of Mt. Stephens, occasional light soiling and scattered foxing; overall 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. Lithographs depict Vancouver buildings, landscapes from British Columbia, and prominent figures of government, including the Queen herself. 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 #56076