Jean-Baptiste Couture (1866-1943), more commonly known as J-B or Jean, was the manager and owner-publisher of Le Messager, Lewiston’s French-language newspaper. He was born in Lévis, QC and came to Le Messager in 1883 after working as a typesetter at L’Evenement in Québec City. During his time as owner of Le Messager, Couture was placed under interdict by Bishop Louis Walsh for the paper’s objection to Maine’s Corporation Sole law. Couture served two terms in the Maine State Legislature, was a member of the post-prohibition State Liquor Board, from 1933-37, and he founded WCOU, a French radio station in Lewiston.
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Music notation and verse.
Dated appx. 1930
Jean-Baptiste Couture produced and starred in this French version of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore.
This book contains dialogue from the play with handwritten notation.
Dated appx. 1925