John D. Austin was a representative of the Leslie-Judge publishing company. He lived at 1900 Barclay Street in 1919.
No other information is available for John D. Austin.
Harry F. Horn was the manager of the Leslie-Judge company office in Vancouver, which had an office at 524, 744 West Hastings Street in Vancouver. Among the many Leslie-Judge publications was Leslie’s Weekly. This newspaper was a popular illustrated literary and news publication, which provided reports and illustrations of wars throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. It also published stories about the Klondike gold rush and the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.
“Fact and Fiction”. Reproduction of painting by Norman Rockwell used as cover illustration for Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, of 11 January 1917
The Leslie-Judge Company went into receivership in 1921, and went out of business in 1927.
Frank Leslie’s Weekly, http://www.accessible-archives.com/collections/frank-leslies-weekly/.
Frank Leslie, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Leslie: “Frank Leslie (March 29, 1821 – January 10, 1880) was an English-born American engraver, illustrator, and publisher of family periodicals.”
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Leslie’s_Illustrated_Newspaper.
“Leslie-Judge Co. in Receiver’s Hands; Liabilities $2,210,000, Assets $420,000, and Losing Money Regularly,” New York Times, February 24, 1921.
“Leslie Judge Company Declared Insolvent,” The Lewiston Daily Sun – February 22, 1921, page 13, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0aYgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q2kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2805%2C3110049.