The Lantern

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The Lantern was a short-lived newspaper printed in New Orleans from 1886-1887. From the smell of sauerkraut in the Magazine market to a brawl between neighbors on Franklin Ave, the starvation death of a life-term prison inmate to neighborhood frustration over uncollected trash - The Lantern provides a street level view of daily life in New Orleans in the 1880s. From The Lantern, modern readers gain insight into social, racial, and ethnic relations throughout the city as well as glimpses of an incredibly diverse array of nationalities living across the city, prison life, local-level politics, and more.
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