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June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Desires that all Persons, who have any Accounts open with him, will settle them.” This is the last advertisement from the Boston Chronicle that will be featured by...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2020

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “WATT’S PSALMS … with a PREFACE of twenty four pages.” John Mein and John Fleeming, printers of the Boston Chronicle, also printed and sold “WATT’S...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2020

April 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A small Assortment of English Goods.” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson placed an advertisement offering cash for “POT and PEARL ASH” in the April 9,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2020

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (October 26, 1769). “Printed in AMERICA.” John Mein was an ardent Tory. In the late 1760s, he and John Fleeming published the Boston Chronicle, one...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (August 24, 1769). “Will take back any clothes that may happen not to suit.” When he arrived in Boston, tailor John Maud placed an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2019

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

April 24

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 24, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, the SHIP AMERICA.” Being from Massachusetts, I have spent time in major port cities...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2019

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 17, 1769). “APPRENTICES, (Wanted for the PRINTING BUSINESS).” On April 17, 1769, John Mein and John Fleeming,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2019

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 3, 1769). “A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.” Music was popular in colonial America, just like it...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2019

March 24

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Chronicle (March 23-27, 1769). “Several BARRELS of SOAP, and a variety of European GOODS.” In this advertisement Elias Dupee is trying...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2019

March 23

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 23, 1769). “JUST PRINTED … PSALMS of DAVID.” Religion played an important role in the colonies. This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2019

March

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 20, 1769). “Wants Employment.” This advertisement caught my eye because of the “Wants Employment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2019

March 13

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 13, 1769). “The Reign of his MAJESTY KING GEORGE III.” This advertisement features an almanac sold by John Mein,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2019

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (February 27, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY PIECES of fine IRISH LINEN, just imported in fine Order.” This advertisement offers insight...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2019

January 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Chronicle (January 12, 1769). “The sittings of the superior and inferior courts … may be depended on as correct.” In January 1769, printers and booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jan 2019

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Received many intimations and advices, from numbers of our Subscribers.” Boston Chronicle (January 2, 1769). When the Boston Chronicle concluded its first year of publication,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (December 12, 1768).“The peculiar advantage of having most of their Advertisements preserved and generally in view.” The masthead of the December 12,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2018

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (November 28, 1768).“Ames’s Almanack for 1769, SOLD by William M‘Alpine in MARLBOROUGH STREET, Boston.” As November came to an end and a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2018

November 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (November 7, 1768).“A large Assortment of the following Goods.” William Scott operated a store on the “North Side of Faneuil Hall, next Door...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Nov 2018

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