New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas

Price-Current, 1845

This page from the Price-Current of January 1, 1845 documents one week of commerce between New Orleans and its contemporary trading ports, including a number situated in Latin American. It identifies ships hailing from those ports and the merchants to whom their cargoes were consigned. It carries advertisements for products from the region. The report on market conditions in Havana in particular suggests the importance of trade between the Crescent City and the Cuban capital.
[New Orleans Price-Current, January 1, 1845]
Price Current

Semi-weekly, Wednesday and Saturdays--Louis J. Bright & Co., editors and proprietors. This journal is devoted to the commercial interests on New Orleans, and on all questions relating to its special department, is acknowledged throughout the country as a thoroughly reliable and competent authority. It was established in 1822, and its present proprietors maintain the high reputation which this journal has always borne. The typographical appearance of the paper is as creditable as its contents, and the tout ensemble presented is justly popular with a wide circle of patrons.

[Illustrated Visitors' Guide to New Orleans (New Orleans, ca. 1879)]

Introduction | Aguardiente de caña, 1770 | Imports, 1822 | Price-Current, 1845 | Minatitlan, 1852 | Steamships, 1854
Cotton Exposition, 1884 | The Logical Point, 1885 | El Nopal, 1885 | Bananas, ca. 1919 | Mercurio, 1913
Cuyamel Fruit, 1917 | La Voz Latina, 1936 | Del Sud, 1938 | deLesseps S. Morrison, 1946
International House, 1950 | Garden of the Americas, 1957 | International Trade Mart, 1964
Coffee, 1965 | Victor H. Schiro, 1965