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November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (November 6, 1769). “This Work will be committed to the Press, when American Paper can be procured.” An advertisement for “A REPLY to Dr. Chandler’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 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

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 23, 1769). “McLean is now at Work on a Watch, the whole of which will be finished in the Province, except the Two Plates and Cases.” During the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2019

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 28, 1769). “Tavern at the King’s Arms on Boston Neck.” In the summer of 1769, the George Tavern on Boston Neck became the Tavern at the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2019

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 3, 1769). “AMERICAN GRINDSTONES.” Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, operated a partisan press that supported the American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 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

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (June 12, 1769). “UMBRILLOES.” Oliver Greenleaf and Isaac Greenwood placed competing advertisements for “UMBRILLOES” in the June 12, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 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

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

April 11

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 10, 1769). “Sperma-Caeti CANDLES.” In this advertisement from the Supplement to the Boston-Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2019

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (January 23, 1769). “John Nazro, At his Shop in Cornhill, BOSTON.” To increase the chances that prospective customers would see his advertisement for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2019

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).“WANTS a Place in a Store, either in Town or Country, a YOUNG MAN who can be well recommended.” Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2018

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (November 14, 1768).“The CHARTER of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay.” The first page of the November 14, 1768, edition of the Boston-Gazettefeatured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 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

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (September 12, 1768).“Those Persons who are desirous of Promoting our Own Manufactures.” Enoch Brown mixed politics and commerce when he drew attention...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2018

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston-Gazette (July 25, 1768).“A large Assortment of … GOODS.” Frederick William Geyer advertised regularly in several of Boston’s newspapers in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2018

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 28, 1768).“Whoever Employs the said GERRISH may depend upon his Faithfulness in Selling their Goods FAIRLY.” John Gerrish was one of several auctioneers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2018

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 14, 1768).“A Fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” Colonists in Boston glimpsed a sign that spring was on its way when Susanna Renken inserted an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2018

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (February 1, 1768).“BRUSHES of all Sorts, manufactured in BOSTON.” In an advertisement on the front page of the February 1, 1768, edition of the Boston-Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2018

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (December 28, 1767).“RAN-away … a stout Molatto Negro Slave.” Step, “a stout Molatto Negro Slave,” ran away “from his Master...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2017

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