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Reflections from Guest Curator Chloe Amour

During my time as guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project, I learned a great deal about what it means to dive into history. From retrieving dozens of colonial newspapers from 1769 to wisely selecting advertisements to dissect, I was able to jump into...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2019

March

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (March 2, 1769). “Windsor Chairs made in the best and neatest Manner.” The most striking aspect of this advertisement is...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769). “He is branded on the breast IW in small letters.” In this particular advertisement for a runaway slave,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2019

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (February 27, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY PIECES of fine IRISH LINEN, just imported in fine Order.” This advertisement offers insight...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 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

February 25

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour Providence Gazette (February 25, 1769). What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A QUANTITY of choice NEW-ENGLAND FLOUR of MUSTARD.” “FLOUR of MUSTARD” was popular in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2019

February 24

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 24, 1769). “Watches repair’d or clean’d.” In late February 1769, the New Hampshire Gazette featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour is a sophomore double-majoring in History and Secondary Education at Assumption College. Her interests in history include Colonial America, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Beyond the classroom, Chloe is actively involved in campus life....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

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