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January 18

18 January 2018

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (January 18, 1768).“THE Publisher of this Paper … shall ever esteem it...

Slavery Advertisements Published January 18, 1768

18 January 2018

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on Twitter: @SlaveAdverts250. Boston Evening-Post (January...

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

17 January 2018

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston.  Among his...

January 17

17 January 2018

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Detail from Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (January 14, 1767).“SUPPLEMENT to the PENNSYLVANIA...