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January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Trial of … Soldiers in His Majesty’s 29th Regiment of Foot.” On January 14, 1771, John Fleeming announced that he would publish a pamphlet documenting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2021

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A short Narrative of the horrid MASSACRE in BOSTON.” Commemoration and commodification of the American Revolution occurred simultaneously, the process beginning years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2021

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Royal Exchange Tavern … will be opened this Day as a COFFEE-HOUSE.” When Abigail Stoneman opened a new coffeehouse in Boston in December 1770, she attempted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2020

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those Customers who live in the Country are more particularly desired to pay some Attention to the above reasonable Request.” Extensive credit played an important role...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2020

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 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is presumed preference will be given to NAILS manufactured here.” As fall approached in 1770, the nonimportation agreement remained in effect in Boston.  Parliament...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2020

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All which he will sell as reasonable as can be afforded in Boston.” In the summer of 1770, Nathaniel Tucker advertised a “large Assortment of DRUGS & MEDECINES,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2020

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Coach-Making Business in all its Branches is carried on as usual.” Adino Paddock, a coachmaker in Boston, regularly placed newspaper advertisements in the late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2020

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” John Head’s advertisements in the Boston Evening-Post and the Boston-Gazette demonstrate the relationship...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2020

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHOCOLATE warranted good.” T. and J. Fleet, printers of the Boston Evening-Post, had far more content to publish than usual when they prepared the April 23, 1770, edition. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 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

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A PRINT, containing a Representation of the late horrid Massacre in King-street.” Only three weeks after the Boston Massacre colonial consumers could purchase engravings...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 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

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

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

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Enquire of the Printers.” Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769). On May 22, 1769, readers of the Boston Evening-Post encountered an advertisement offering an enslaved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2019

March 6

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (March 6, 1769). “A neat Assortment of China, flower’d and plain Glass and Stone Ware.” Advertisements like this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2019

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (February 20, 1769). “Two Tierces of SUGAR of the first Quality.” Sugar was a sought-after consumer good, closely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2019

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (December 26, 1768). “Ravens Duck | Bohea Tea | Mason Glasses.” Samuel Fletcher aimed to use typography to his advantage in an advertisement that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2018

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