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August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Coopers Bung borers, adzes, howells, compasses, crozes, bitts and rivets.” In the 1770s, when merchants and shopkeepers enumerated the “general assortment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ratteen, / Wiltons, / Sagathees, / Ducapes, / Lutestrings.” James King and Jacob Treadwell each advertised a variety of consumer goods in the June 1m 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2020

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Few Bales of well bought WHITE PLAINS.” When he prepared to go to press with the May 22, 1770, edition, Charles Crouch, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Pencill’d China,” “Burnt Image China,” “Blue and white China.” Like many other colonial shopkeepers, George Ball published an extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2020

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Horn combs, and ivory fine teeth’d ditto.” Nicholas Bogart sold an assortment of goods at his shop “In the Broad-Way” in New York.  He listed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2020

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHOCOLATE warranted good.” T. and J. Fleet, printers of the Boston Evening-Post, had far more content to publish than usual when they prepared the April 23, 1770, edition. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2020

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stript Camblets     |     Knee Garters     |     Brass Ink Pots.” According to the advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2019

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large and compleat Assortment of well chosen GOODS. Cowper & Telfairs and Rae & Somerville both sold imported goods, but adopted very different marketing strategies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2019

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 4, 1769). “A Compleat Assortment of MEDICINES.” Lewis Johnson’s advertisements for medicines became a familiar sight in the Georgia Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2019

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 27, 1769). “Pigtail tobacco, Playing cards, Box coffee mills.” William Belcher and the partnership of Rae & Somerville both inserted advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2019

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 10, 1769). “The following assortment of GOODS.” With the exception of the “POETS CORNER” in the upper left and the colophon running...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (January 12, 1769) “[No Room for News. Advertisements left out will be in our next.]” John Holt, the printer of the New-York Journal, faced a dilemma...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2019

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (December 26, 1768). “Ravens Duck | Bohea Tea | Mason Glasses.” Samuel Fletcher aimed to use typography to his advantage in an advertisement that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2018

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 3, 1768).“JUST imported by ADAM GILCHRIST.” Hugh Gaine, the printer of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, took in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2018

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).“Black silk and cotton gauzes.” Several merchants and shopkeepers placed list-style advertisements in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2018

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (August 5, 1768).“colours, Six quarter|London quality’s|common, Spike do” Although many eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements for consumer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2018

Giorgione's Tempest: The Broken Columns

Giorgione: TempestThe broken columns so prominently displayed in the mid-ground of Giorgione's Tempest are a significant iconographical marker in this famous painting. Practically, every commentator and interpreter has attempted to explain their origin...
From: Giorgione et al... on 30 Apr 2018

March 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (March 10, 1768).“Tea pots and sugar-pots … Slop-bowls.” Cornelius Bradford, a pewterer, operated a shop “At...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2018

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? This is the orientation of these advertisements in the Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 10, 1767).“A Parcel of good large Parchment Skins,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2017

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 13, 1766).“AT BENJAMIN and EDWARD THURBER’s Shops, at the Signs of the Bunch of Grapes and Lyon.”   On August 9, 1766, Thompson and Arnold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2016

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