Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston

Contributed by Franco-American Collection

Description

Jean-Baptiste Couture (1866-1943), a native of Québec, left school at age 13 to become a typesetter. He came to the United States in about 1883, where he worked for Lewiston's French language newspaper, Le Messager.

He owned and published the paper for more than 50 years and founded WCOU, a bilingual radio station, as well as being active in politics and theater.

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About This Item

  • Title: Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston
  • Creator: H. Larocque, Lewiston
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.3 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545
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