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The Details:

Moniteur de la Louisiane. New Orleans, February 21, 1810. [catalog record]

Gift of Edward Larocque Tinker, ca. 1950.

The Story:

The Moniteur de la Louisiane, established in 1794, was Louisiana’s first newspaper. So few early issues survive, its history is difficult to piece together. The earliest known issue—now only available in facsimile—was dated Aug. 25, 1794; all other extant issues are from the 1800s. This issue includes advertisements, notices, and reprinted news from London and Paris.  Although mostly printed in French, articles and lists of goods often also appear in English.

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