Tuesday 21 May 2024

First picture to appear in an Estonian newspaper

The first Estonian language newspaper was published in 1806 and was called Tarto maa rahva Näddali-Leht. At the time Estonia was under Russian rule and when Tzar Alexander I found out about the newspaper, he forbid any further printing of the publication and had copies destroyed. A total of 39 issues were printed. The first picture to appear in Tarto maa rahva Näddali-Leht was this image of a rural farm setting.