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La Presse

 

One of the most important newspapers of the period was LA PRESSE. The daily distribution numbers for this paper were:


Year

Circulation

Comments

1836

9’931

(6 months after opening)

1837

15’200

 

1838

12’500

 

1839

9’550

(fight against the coalition Government)

1840

15’485

 

1841

15’485

 

1842

15’170

 

1843

16’092

 

1844

16’895

 

1845

22’971

(the paper size was increased)

1846

25’770

 

1847

52’800

(opposition to Minister Guizot)

1848

65’869

(revolution of February 2)

1849

54’7794

 

1850

51’479

 

1851

21’556

 

1852

18’857

 

1853

22’782

 

1854

54’775

(published in 2 hours only, 5 compositions)

1855

43’646

 

 

 

LA PRESSE was the newspaper with the largest circulation of all French papers. According to an article in Le Charivari, in 1855 there were 15'352'498 pages printed for which 1'226'805 Francs were paid in stamp duty to the Government. In 1854 there were 12'440'568 pages printed; 996'774 Francs paid in stamp duty.

 

In this period five printing presses were running simultaneously on four cylinders under the supervision of Mr. Hippolyte Marinoni. The public was invited to watch the printing process of LA PRESSE every day between 4:30 and 6:30 at 123, rue Montmartre, Serrière et Co., official printers of LA PRESSE, of Livret officiel de l'Exposition universelle, of Cinq Centimes illustrés and other publications.

 

 

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