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Your search for posts with tags containing Advertisement Omitted Until Next Issue found 6 posts

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS taken in … Small HAND-BILLS at an Hour’s Notice.” Advertising represented significant revenues for early American printers.  For many, advertising, rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2022

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Several Advertisements which came to late, will be inserted in our next.” John Holt, the printer of the New-York Journal, devoted more space to advertising than to news...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2021

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “[The particulars are ommitted this week for want of room.]” When the ship America arrived in New York as summer turned to fall in 1771, merchants and shopkeepers received...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2021

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Particulars in our next.” In late July 1771, Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, ran short on space for advertising.  In the July 22 edition,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2021

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The remainder of the Articles will be advertised next Week.” Readers of Boston’s newspapers in the late 1760s and early 1770s would have been familiar with shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2020

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 5, 1767).“As the Articles in this Advertisement were very numerous, we are obliged to omit them till the next Week for want of Room.” Bookseller...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2017

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

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