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December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (December 7, 1767).“LABRADORE TEA.” An advertisement in the December 7, 1767, issue of the Boston-Gazette announced “LABRADORE TEA, by the Hundred,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2017

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (November 30, 1767).“The Manufacturers of PAPER at Milton, beg the Favor of the Public, to furnish them with what Linnen Rags they can spare.” In the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2017

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (November 9, 1767).“Manufactured in Braintree.” Most eighteenth-century advertisements for consumer goods and services did not include any sort of headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2017

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 19, 1767).“We are oblig’d to give a SUPPLEMENT.” Edes and Gill placed their own announcement immediately before the “New Advertisements”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2017

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (October 12, 1767).“The Calamitous State of the Enslaved NEGROES in the British Dominions.” American colonists became increasingly preoccupied...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2017

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 5, 1767).“As the Articles in this Advertisement were very numerous, we are obliged to omit them till the next Week for want of Room.” Bookseller...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2017

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (September 7, 1767).“Now ready for Sale by JOLLEY ALLEN, At his Shop.” Jolley Allen regularly placed advertisements in the Boston-Gazette and other newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2017

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 31, 1767).“Stage-Coach No. I. … SETS out on every Tuesday Morning.” Thomas Sabin operated “Stage-Coach No. 1” between Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 20, 1767). Courtesy Massachusetts Historical Society. View the advertisement and the rest of the newspaper via The Annotated Newspapers of Harbottle Dorr, Jr.“Just...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2017

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 6, 1767).“At the London BOOK-STORE.” Bookseller John Mein regularly advertised in Boston’s newspapers in the 1760s, often inserting lengthy...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2017

April

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (April 20, 1767).“A Large & beautiful assortment of Silks.” Silk imports were common during the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2017

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 9, 1767).“Red and white Clover, Red Top and Herds Grass Seed, warranted to be of last Year’s Growth.” Compared to their male counterparts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2017

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston-Gazette (February 2, 1767).“David Conkie Begs Leave to acquaint the Public that he is just arrived.” Shopkeeper David Conkie placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2017

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (January 26, 1767).“My Good Customers and other will excuse my not promising to sell CHEAPER than can be bought elsewhere.” William Palfrey frequently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2017

October 27

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 27, 1766).“DRUGS and Medicines of the very best Kinds.” This advertisement caught my attention because it is unique....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2016

October 6

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 6, 1766).“John Taylor At his SHOP by the Draw-Bridge.” I originally picked this advertisement from the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2016

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 18, 1766).“The Store of Habijah Savage on the Long Wharff was broke open.” Earlier this week the Adverts 250 Project featured an announcement that Simon...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2016

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston-Gazette (July 14, 1766).“A large Assortment of English and India GOODS, consisting of the the following Articles.” The July 14, 1766, issues of the Boston-Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2016

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (July 7, 1766).“JUST Imported from London, by Jolley Allen.” Shopkeeper Jolley Allen almost certainly played a role in designing this advertisement. As I have...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2016

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (June 16, 1766).“A Fresh and neat Assortment of English and India GOODS.” Business was booming in Boston at the beginning of summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2016

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