Photograph scanned with permission from original in private collection.
This is Sumas, WA. circa 1891. The shadows show us it is the late afternoon. This photograph is facing south-east, taken from on top of Moe's Hill, just south of the international boundary. The main business road runs north (left) and south (right) following the railroad track. Notice the railcar parked in front of the false front building. The building is located facing west on Railroad Avenue and is one block west of the future Cherry Street (the current business district).
This is the earliest of the photographs I have seen of Sumas from the top of Moe's Hill. It is the first of a wonderful group all taken from the same general location.