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Reflections from Guest Curator Bryant Halpin

Looking back at the two projects I worked on, the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project, I went through a lot of digitized newspapers dating back 250 years ago. They were originally published in revolutionary America. I dealt with many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2019

April 13

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (April 13, 1769). “CYDER.” In this advertisement, Isaac Gray lists goods for sale, including “CYDER”. Mark...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 12, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGROE FELLOW, named JACK.” This advertisement for a runaway “NEGROE FELLOW,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 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

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (April 10, 1769). “A FRESH supply of choice drugs and medicines.” When I looked at this advertisement I wondered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2019

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 7, 1769). “Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement from the New-Hampshire Gazette, shopkeeper John Adams promoted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2019

April 8

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 8, 1769). “A MEAL-MARKET.” When I first looked at this advertisement, the phrase “MEAL-MARKET” was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2019

April 7

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (April 7, 1769).“TOBACCO PIPES.” In this advertisement John Allman and Company sold tobacco pipes. Also in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Bryant Halpin

Bryant Halpin is a sophomore at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is planning on majoring in History and minoring in Education, hoping to become a high school history teacher. He also takes part in the Assumption College Ultimate Frisbee...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2019

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