Swedish evening newspaper Aftonbladet first appeared on Monday December 6th, 1830, edited by Lars Johan Hierta. Holding liberal views, Aftonbladet's importance was fundamental in the fight for freedom of the press in Sweden.
This is Project Runeberg's electronic facsimile edition of that very first issue.
Aftonbladet still exists. Having changed owners and political colors several times, it today holds social democrat views. On August 25th, 1994, Aftonbladet was the first Swedish newspaper to appear on the web, www.aftonbladet.se.
The four page images presented here (the entire issue) were scanned
in 600 dpi bitonal from a full size paper facsimile that appears in
Henrik Schück and Karl Warburg, Illustrerad svensk
litteraturhistoria, 2nd ed., 1915, vol. 4, between pages 112 and
113. The book by Schück and Warburg is covered by copyright until the
end of year 2017 (because Schück died in 1947), but we only copied
their facsimile of Aftonbladet and nothing written by Schück. For
presentation on the web, the images have been scaled down to 150 dpi
grayscale, thus appearing slightly larger on most computer screens
than on paper.