Staff of Le Messager, outside their first Lincoln Street office, Lewiston, c. 1880.

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Staff of Le Messager, outside their first Lincoln Street office, Lewiston, c. 1880.

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Staff photograph of Lewiston, Maine French-language newspaper, Le Messager. Front row (left to right): Jean-Baptiste Couture (director); P.S. Guilbault (foreman); Henri Carpentier; Omer Gauvin; Arthur Brunelle.
Second row: F. X. Guay; Albert Bedard; Odule Laplante; Joseph Belanger; N. L. Gendreau; Mr. Runneau.
Back row: Corine Gauthier (Dumais); Loretta Vachon; Blanche Verville (Sutton); Camile Lessard (Bissonnette).

Camile Lessard would go on to write the book "Canuck", which was printed by Le Messager.

Le Messager was the oldest and longest-running French newspaper in New England. It began printing in 1880 and ran through 1966. The later paper moved to a larger location at 223 Lisbon Street in Lewiston, where the outlines of the name "Le Messager" can still be seen on the façade.

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Unknown, “Staff of Le Messager, outside their first Lincoln Street office, Lewiston, c. 1880.,” Franco American Digital Archives/Portail franco-américain: Beta, accessed February 23, 2024, http://beta.francoamericanportal.org/items/show/4.

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