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April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The most strict Compliance with the Non-Importation Agreement.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers often included introductory remarks about the origins of their imported...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 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

April 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Rider from Boston to Northampton, Deerfield, &c.” Silent Wilde’s advertisement in the April 8, 1771, edition of the Boston Evening-Post testified to the dissemination...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2021

April 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Too many Articles to be enumerated.” Merchants and shopkeepers frequently published extensive advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Those advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2021

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Black Boy and Butt.” Two advertisements in the April 1, 1771, edition of the Boston Evening-Post featured Black bodies on display, either as part of a device...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2021

March 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “She has resigned Business to her Son.” When Susannah Brimmer “resigned Business to her Son,” Andrew Brimmer, in 1771, she (or they) placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2021

The Sources for Revere’s Window Art

My second thought on the art that followed the fatal events of early 1770 is perforce not as developed as yesterday’s. Of the three images that Paul Revere illuminated in his windows on the first anniversary of the Boston Massacre in 1771, we can...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Mar 2021

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Gazette has an extensive Circulation.” In the eighteenth century, some newspaper printers used the colophon on the final page to promote subscriptions and advertising,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2021

Henry Pelham and History Painting

While Henry Pelham’s picture of the Boston Massacre is often analyzed as a political cartoon, I suspect he was aiming for something more akin to a history painting. British artists considered history painting—portraying a dramatic moment from...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Mar 2021

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “To be Sold by John Hunt, By Wholesale and Retail, at the very lowest Rates.” Some colonial printers relegated advertising to the final pages of their newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2021

The Aftermath of the Second Boston Tea Party

Yesterday I discussed the political effect of the second Boston Tea Party in London. Today I’ll wrap up this topic with a look at the ripples from the event in Massachusetts. Five local men were linked to the shipment of tea on the Fortune. All...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Mar 2021

“What natural right, whether that of smuggling, or of throwing tea overboard?”

The second Boston Tea Party on 7 March 1774 made a smaller splash than the first on the preceding 16 December.There was much less tea involved—fewer than thirty chests as opposed to more than three hundred.The tea was much less valuable. It was...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Mar 2021

March 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Susannah Brimmer … has resigned Business to he Son.” In the early 1770s, Susannah Brimmer ran a shop the South End of Boston.  In May 1771, she placed advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2021

“Whereas Tea is an Indian Plant…”

Yesterday I quoted a couple of press reports and a diary entry showing how Bostonians used the trope of “Indians” to discuss the men who dumped tea in the harbor, both in December 1773 and March 1774.Another document of that sort was printed...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Mar 2021

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Near LIBERTY TREE, BOSTON.” Purveyors of goods and services in Boston used a variety of means to specify their locations in 1771.  William Taylor and Peter Hughes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2021

“King of the Narragansett tribe of Indians”?

The second Boston Tea Party cemented the “Indian disguises” aspect of the events. On the morning after the Fortune arrived in Boston harbor, the report in Edes and Gill’s radical Boston Gazette ended by saying: The SACHEMS must have...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Mar 2021

Tales of the Second Boston Tea Party?

Boston’s first tea crisis lasted two months. The town heard about East India Company tea coming to certain merchants by 18 October, when the Boston Gazette published the news. The men and boys who destroyed that tea headed home late at night on...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Mar 2021

March 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Feast of ST. PATRICK is to be celebrated, together with the Repeal of the STAMP-ACT.” According to advertisements in the New-York Journal in February and March...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements in this Paper are well circulated by this Conveyance and by the Western Rider.” On March 7, 1771, John Stavers and Benjamin Hart inserted an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2021

Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill

“They are remarkably stout and hardy men,” thought army surgeon James Thacher, “Dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats.” The robust... The post Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill appeared first on...

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