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August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Many Gentlemen are enquiring concerning the situation, circumstances, &c of Dartmouth College.” Colonial printers sometimes blurred the lines between news and advertising. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2021

July 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Warwick Bridge Lottery.” When readers perused the pages of the July 27, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette, they encountered a variety of news gathered from various sources. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jul 2021

April 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The last Will and TESTAMENT of the late Reverend and worthy GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” After fading from American newspapers for a time during the first few months of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2021

April 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Speedily will be published … The works of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Most of the final page of the April 13, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette consisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He continues to carry on the Sail-making Business.” In an advertisement in the March 30, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette, John Sinkins advised readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2021

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisements should be inserted in the Newport and Providence News-Papers, calling upon all Persons to bring in their Old Tenor Bills.” Colonists often found information...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2021

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As Advertising is attended with Expence to the College, ’tis earnestly requested that it need not be repeated.” When Rhode Island College (Now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2021

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s ALMANACK is now in the Press, and will be published in a few Days.” Was it news or advertising or both?  Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, printers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2020

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The extraordinary Forwardness of the College Edifice.” To make possible the move from Warren to its permanent home in Providence, Rhode Island College (now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2020

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negroes are supposed to have Passes.” In eighteenth-century newspapers, advertisements often served as a supplemental source of news.  Paid notices delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2020

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “LIBERTY. A POEM.” Current events were not confined to the news and editorials in colonial newspapers published during the era of the American Revolution. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2020

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Foundation is now building, and will be soon finished.” In 1770, Rhode Island College (now Brown University) moved from Warren to its permanent location in Providence. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2020

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony, shall be erected in the Town of Providence.” On behalf of the “Committee for providing Materials and overseeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2020

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ORDERED, That the above Resolution be published in the next Gazette.” In March 1770 the Union Society published a notice in the Georgia Gazette that announced its members...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2020

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The said Wines are still in the Possession of Captain Livingston.” The “NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS” in the February 20, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Shop of the Subscribers was broke open, and sundry Things stolen.” Several advertisements relayed stories of theft in the December 2, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2019

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The above Agreement was signed by almost all the Merchants in this City.” Eighteenth-century newspapers regularly carried several types of content. Most included news,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 30, 1769). “VINDICATION OF THE Town of BOSTON.” Advertising increasingly took on a political valence during the imperial crisis that preceded...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Oct 2019

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 30, 1769). “Advertise the said William Hambleton Scholar as a notorious Cheat.” Advertisement or news article? An item that appeared in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2019

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