Have a Look at Our City

No publication place: No publisher listed, Shumate, Railroad Printer, Lebanon, Indiana, No date [c. 1914-1918]. 1st Edition. String-tied Cloth over Board. 8vo; 20 leaves; wood design blind stamped cloth covers, gilt stamped title to front; string tied binding; leaves pasted recto and verso with color postcards of the city of Portland on the top and below a business card or letter head of local companies; leaves decorated; printer’s ticket to rear pastedown; binding tie replaced, 1” split to front upper gutter, light scuffing, small corner creases and edge chipping to some leaves; very good. Rare, not recorded. Very good. Item #62

An advertising book issued in the syle of a scrapbook. Each page has a color postcard of a local city site pasted above a business card or letter head of a local company. Wonderful look at Portland’s business culture and civic infrastructure in the early 20th century. Date of the album based on the advertisements for the National Motor Vehicle dealer and Gates Half-Sole Tires, both which had a limited commercial life. Shumate Railroad Printer seems to have been the manufacturer of the album, but no information available on its compilation.

Price: $200.00

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