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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

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

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 24, 1768).“IN seventeen hundred and sixty-eight, / Of a runaway servant I’ll relate.” A curious advertisement appeared in the October...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2018

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (May 23, 1768).“Those who will favor him with their Custom may always depend upon being as well used as at any Store or Shop in Town.” Shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2018

February 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (February 29, 1768).“The said Geyer, has thought it necessary to erect the Art of Fuser Simulacrorum.” In the months after the Townshend Act went into...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2018

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (November 23, 1767).“The Sons of Liberty now have an Opportunity of manifesting their Regard for the Encouragement of our Manufactures.” Just as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2017

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (November 16, 1767).“To be sold by John Spooner, Choice Raisins.” Considered on its own, John Spooner’s advertisement seems to do little by...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2017

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (November 2, 1767).“China Ware and Paper, much cheaper than they will come a little while hence.” In the fall of 1767, Caleb Blanchard placed the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2017

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (September 14, 1767).“Just opened and now read for Sale, by Jolley Allen.” A week ago I examined Jolley Allen’s extraordinary full-page advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2017

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (August 17, 1767).“I … am of Opinion that they may be serviceable in many Disorders, if properly used.” These items from the August 17, 1767,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2017

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (May 25, 1767).“Very handsome Ivory Paddle Fans, Bone Stick and Ebony Ditto, Womens silk Mitts and Gloves.” The layout of William Palfrey’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2017

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (May 4, 1767).“GOODS, consisting of every Article that has been mentioned in the most lengthy Advertisements.” Gilbert Deblois frequently advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2017

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (February 16, 1767).“Any of those with this Mark (*) may be had by the Dozen, at a small Advance.” Like other colonial booksellers, M. Williams imported...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2017

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (January 12, 1767).“The above GOODS will be sold as low as if the Prices were affix’d to each Article.” Eighteenth-century advertisers rarely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2017

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (January 5, 1767).“A general Assortment of English and India GOODS, consisting of the following Articles.” William Palfrey’s lengthy list advertisement,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2017

December 1

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (December 1, 1766).“A Parcel of choice JAMAICA SUGARS.” Since this advertisement from the December 1, 1766, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2016

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