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Western Periodical]
The Illustrated Monthly Northwest Magazine Devoted to Western Interests
E.V. Smalley, St. Paul, 1891. Eight issues, each ca. 50pp. Vol VI:4; VIII:12; IX:1, 2, 7, 8, 11; X:3. Issue IX:2 lacking pp. 29-60. Each issue with numerous illustrations and halftone photographs. Folio. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped, sometimes heavily. Light wear and soiling, but contents generally clean. A scattered run of this periodical "devoted to Western interests and progress." The periodical started life simply as "Northwest," beginning publication in 1883, then changing its name to the "Northwest Illustrated Monthly Magazine" in 1885, and subsequently back to "Northwest Magazine" in 1898. It ceased publication in 1903. Each issue contains a lead story, followed by snippets of reporting from the wider western half of the continent, and plenty of advertising for businesses in western locales. Issue VIII:12 features an article entitled "In a Joss House," which describes a visit to a Chinese temple in Victoria, B.C., with illustrations of the altar and a Chinese barber. This issue also contains extensive reporting on the bustling city of Butte, Montana, and its mining community, with many halftone illustrations. Issue IX:11 leads with the article, "In North Dakota. The Great Prairie State of the Northwest -- Its Immense Wheat Crop and Its New Prosperity." This issue is devoted almost entirely to North Dakota, which was a booming emigrant destination at the time, with numerous views of Fargo, Valley City, Dawson, Bismarck, Cooperstown, and others. A wonderful visual record of the West at the end of the 19th century. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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