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New Orleans, Louisiana

Obscura Day 2016: Industry of Ink

A Guided Print History Walking Tour!

An excursion into the Big Easy's legacy of print media, the Print History Tour encompasses an insight-packed walking tour of New Orleans’ prize historical archive—the city itself!

Hitting the streets in a brisk 90+ minute walking tour through the French Quarter and the New Orleans Central Business District, guests will learn about the untold and unexpected history of the South’s original hub for print. Points on the tour will highlight the industry-leading presses, newspaper histories, and renegade printers that created the material culture of New Orleans in the late 19th & 20th centuries.

Saturday, April 16; 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $40; All Sales are Final.
Ticket price includes tour as well as a special guidebook & hand-printed ephemera!
We recommend guests wear comfortable shoes for this traverse across the cobblestoned centuries.
Photography is encouraged! Tag @atlasobscura, @aiganeworleans, @neworleansdna & #obscuraday

Our tour will be lead by Joseph Makkos, founder of New Orleans DNA

Co-sponsored by:

Nola DNA  & AIGA New Orleans

This Obscura Day 2016 event runs in conjunction with the first annual New Orleans Poetry Festival!

Our walking tour map is hosted virtually here: 


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