Portland's Historic Sidewalk Signatures CHRISTOPHER C.A GOSSETT Oregon City Streets History Concrete Contractors

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Title: Portland's Historic Sidewalk Signatures: a collection of 276 rubbings of builders names and construction dates stamped into Portland's sidewalks from 1900 to 1930

Author: C. A. [Christopher] Gossett

Description: Limited edition of 500 copies, signed and numbered [78/500]. Card covers. Rear cover shows very light soiling and some uneven fading. Interior is clean and unmarked. ix, 72, [4] pages. 11.3 x 8.5 inches. Eight copies noted on OCLC.

Portland's Historic Sidewalk Signatures: a collection of 276 rubbings of builders names and construction dates stamped into Portland's concrete sidewalks from 1900 to 1930. Includes notes on each signature indicating its exact location measured in paces from the nearest street corner. The introduction provides a description of how the rubbings were made and photos of the process. The signatures were a form of advertising for contractors and concrete companies.

Christopher A. Gossett graduated with a degree in printmaking and drawing from Portland State University in 1976. He published another book in 1983 called Rubbings from the Rose City.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Sagittarius Press
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1983

Keywords: Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, history, paving, contractors, concrete, roadbuilding, road mender, streets,

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