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August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The following BOOKS, many of them late publications.” During the week of August 15, 1771, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford had more content than would fit in the four...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2021

August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Catalogue of BOOKS.” Like purveyors of consumer goods who provided elaborate lists of their merchandise, colonial booksellers frequently published lists of the books available...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2021

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We shall refer for particulars to our general catalogue now printing.” Booksellers, like other purveyors of consumer goods, often listed their merchandise in their advertisements. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2021

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Preparing catalogues … to be distributed gratis to their customers.” In the spring of 1771, booksellers Noel and Hazard took to the pages of the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2021

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

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 many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Catalogues may be had at Mr. Thomas Williams and Company’s Store in Annapolis.” Newspaper advertisements were the most common form of marketing media in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2020

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The following BOOKS.” Lathrop and Smith made a significant investment in their advertisement that ran in the June 4, 1770, edition of the Connecticut Courant. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2020

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Printed Catalogue will be timely delivered.” In advance of an auction of a “A Collection of BOOKS,” Nicholas Langford placed an advertisement in the April...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2020

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Books in this Catalogue are either American Manufacture, or imported long before the Non-Importation Agreement.” Robert Bell, one of the most industrious booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2020

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

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 many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Printed Catalogues of which will be given gratis.” On December 11, 1769, auctioneer Joseph Russell placed advertisements about an estate sale “At the House of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2019

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 1, 1769). “His printed CATALOGUE may be had.” In an advertisement that ran on the front page of the November 2, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2019

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 9, 1769). “A very large and compleat Assortment of BOOKS.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, experienced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2019

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (January 26, 1769). “Catalogues may be had of what Books will be sold this Night.” An advertisement in the January 26, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

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 many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 15, 1768).“A large Assortment of BOOKS.” Although eighteenth-century booksellers sometimes issued book catalogs, either as broadsides or...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2018

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (June 2, 1768).“For a more particular description I refer to my printed catalogue.” In the spring of 1768 William Semple advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2018

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 28, 1768).“Printed CATALOGUES of the Library of the late Jeremy Gridley, Esq; will be delivered Gratis at the Auction Room.” In January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2018

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

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 many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2018

August 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (August 17, 1767).“They will be presented to the Publick in a Catalogue.” Garret Noel continued to stock “A Very extensive Assortment of Books”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2017

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