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July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be sold by the Printer hereof.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, frequently supplemented the news accounts, letters, and paid notices in his newspaper with advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2021

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the TRIALS...

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the TRIALS of the SOLDIERS in Boston.” In the April 12, 1771, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle inserted a short notice informing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2021

November 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Co-partnership of Stanton and Ten Brook, is by mutual Consent dissolved.” Hugh Gaine, the printer of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, had too much news...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Nov 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 12, 1769). “BLANKS of most sorts, and a variety of BOOKS sold at the Printing-Office.” Three advertisements placed by the printers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 May 2019

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 21, 1768).“BLANKS of all sorts sold at the Printing Office in Portsmouth.” Like almost every other colonial printer who published a newspaper,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2018

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 30, 1768).“BLANKS of several sorts to be sold at [t]he Printing-Office.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, regularly inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A FOUR SHEET MAP of SOUTH-CAROLINA and PART of GEORGIA” This advertisement for a “FOUR SHEET MAP of SOUTH-CAROLINA and PART of GEORGIA” would have been...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2017

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 29, 1767).“To be leased for Twelve Months, THE PLANTATION and HOUSE.” John Graham and John Oates offered a lease on Smithfield, the plantation...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2017

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