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September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “George Spriggs, Gardner to John Hancock, Esq.” In the early 1770s, George Spriggs supplied colonists with fruit trees.  In September 1771, he placed advertisements in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2021

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Particulars in our next.” In late July 1771, Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, ran short on space for advertising.  In the July 22 edition,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2021

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “PROPOSALS For PRINTING by SUBSCRIPTION.” In the summer of 1771, James Humphreys wished to publish an American edition of William Robertson’s History of Scotland during...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2021

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is also by special appointment sold by Mr. Daniel Martin, in Boston.” Many patent medicines were widely available from apothecaries, shopkeepers, and even printers throughout...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2021

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Encouraged by several gentlemen of eminence in the different provinces, to undertake the publication of the following litterary works, in America.” Robert Bell, one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “UMBRILLOES.” A brief advertisement in the May 20, 1771, edition of the Boston-Gazette informed readers of “ALL Sorts of UMBRILLOS, made in the neatest Manner, and very cheap,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A large and elegant Assortment of Chinces, Callicoes, printed Cottons … at the House of Mr. Russell in Long-Lane.” Following the custom of the time, the May 20, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2021

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ORATION … to COMMEMORATE the BLOODY TRAGEDY.” In the spring of 1771, colonists had several opportunities to purchase memorabilia that marked the first anniversary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2021

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INNOCENT BLOOD CRYING TO GOD FROM THE STREETS OF BOSTON.” When ships from England arrived in American ports in the spring of 1771, they delivered news of reactions...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2021

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

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

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

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

February 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Massachusetts-Spy.” Just over six months after the Massachusetts Spy commenced publication in July 1770, printer Isaiah Thomas temporarily suspended the newspaper in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Feb 2021

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The following BOOKS, which will be Sold for a little more than the SterlingCost.” John Boyles placed identical advertisements in the Boston-Gazette and the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2021

February 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Next Door to the THREE DOVES.” In an advertisement in the supplement that accompanied the February 4, 1771, edition of the Boston-Gazette, Thomas Knight advised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Feb 2021

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “I think it my Duty to acquaint the Publick, that I met with a Doctor … [who] made a sound Cure of me.” One brief advertisement in the supplement that accompanied...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2021

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Stolen … a large Chesnut Canoe … taken away by Mr. Wait’s Negro.” In the fall of 1770, Samuel Clark placed an advertisement about a stolen canoe...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2020

October 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SARAH DAWSON, the Widow of JOSEPH DAWSON, Gardener.” Compared to their male counterparts, relatively few female entrepreneurs placed advertisements promoting their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2020

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Patenteed Medicines, too many to be enumerated in an Advertisement.” Oliver Smith advertised a “compleat Assortment of the very best DRUGGS and MEDICINES”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2020

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