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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

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, OR Lady’s and Gentleman’s DIARY, For the Year of our Lord 1771.” In eighteenth-century America, November was one of the most important...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2020

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hutchin’s Improved:  BEING AN ALMANACK … For the Year of our LORD 1771.” By the middle of October 1770, advertisements for almanacs for 1771 began...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2020

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “POOR RICHARD’s ALMANACK, for the Year 1771.” With the arrival of fall in 1770 came the season for advertising almanacs for 1771.  A few advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2020

August 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Has removed his PRINTING-OFFICE from Philadelphia to Burlington.” In the summer of 1770, printer Isaac Collins closed his printing office in Philadelphia in favor of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2020

March 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Landing of – Troops in the Year 1768.” At the time of the Boston Massacre, more newspapers were published in that city than any other in the colonies. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2020

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “List of Commissioners and other Officers of the Revenue, WITH THEIR SALARIES!” In the third week of February 1770, many printers continued to advertise almanacs, hoping...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2020

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “FREEMAN’s NEW-YORK ALMANACK, For the Year 1770.” In the final week of January 1770, John Holt continued in his efforts to rid himself of surplus copies of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2020

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WEST’s ALMANACKS … To be sold by the Printer hereof.” In late January 1770, John Carter, publisher of both the Providence Gazette and Benjamin West’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jan 2020

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK … 1770.” In the first issue of the Providence Gazette published in the new year, John Carter continued promoting “THE NEW-ENGLAND...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2020

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s and Low’s Almanacks, for 1770.” During the final week of 1769, Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, continued to advertise that he sold several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2019

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The whole process … is inserted in Freeman’s New-York Almanack.” This notice appeared among the many advertisements that ran in December 21, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack … Calculated for the Meridian of SALEM.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, also published “PHILO’s Essex Almanack,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2019

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack, For the Year 1770.” The December 5, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette included two advertisements for almanacs. A brief notice announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2019

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Low’s Almanack, for 1770, is to be sold by the Printer hereof.” With a little over a month until the new year arrived, the number of advertisements for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2019

November 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 18, 1769). “Containing, an accurate Ephemeris … Containing likewise, a beautiful Poem …” In the fall of 1769, John Carter...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2019

November 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 4, 1769). “To be Sold … by the several Merchants and Shopkeepers of Providence and Newport.” John Carter continued to advertise the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2019

October 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 28, 1769). “THE NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK.” John Carter wanted prospective customers to know that he had “JUST PUBLISHED” the “NEW-ENGLAND...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Oct 2019

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (October 16, 1769). “Just published … Father ABRAHAM’S ALMANACK.” It was one of the signs that fall had arrived in the colonies:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2019

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

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