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Your search for posts with tags containing Connecticut Courant found 15 posts

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

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (February 13, 1769). “Said Atherton makes shears, in a new invented manner.” When Cornelius Atherton advertised that he “makes and repairs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2019

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (December 19, 1768). “SAMUEL BROOME, and Co. have the following GOODS … at their Store in NEW-YORK.” By the time it made its final appearance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2018

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Connecticut Courant (November 21, 1768).“Catalogue of BOOKS, just imported from LONDON.” For three weeks in November 1768 the partnership of Lathrop...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2018

A Revolution in Mottoes: Newspaper Mastheads and the American Revolution

In early 2017, the Washington Post debuted a new masthead with the motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” At about the same time, the New... The post A Revolution in Mottoes: Newspaper Mastheads and the American Revolution appeared first on Journal...

July 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 25, 1768).“RUN-AWAY.” When Ephraim Smith, “an assigned Servant,” ran away from Dr. Eliot Rawson of Middletown in the summer of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jul 2018

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 18, 1768).“Those who have Advertisements to insert in this Paper, are desired to send them … to the Printers, by Saturday Noon.” Most...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2018

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (March 21, 1768).“(For other Advertisements, see the Suppliment.)” Compared to newspapers published in most other towns and cities, Hartford’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2018

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 14, 1767).“The following BOOKS.” Compared to newspapers published in major port cities in the 1760s, Hartford’s Connecticut Courant included...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2017

November 3

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (November 3, 1766).“Choice Bohea Tea.” In this notice in the Connecticut Courant, William Lamson advertised different...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2016

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (August 4, 1766).“All those who owe small trifling Debts, must discharge them before the End of August.” Thomas Davidson wanted to settle accounts and catch...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2016

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 14, 1766).“Cheap for Cash, Wheat, Rye or Indian Corn.” Many eighteenth-century consumers bought a variety of goods – including sugar, shoes, tobacco,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2016

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (May 19, 1766).“Sundry Sett of the largest and best Size of POTT ASH Kittles and Coolers.” By 1760, “potash was an important farm and home industry....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2016

Deserter a Day 1 (of 5)

Newspapers are among our favorite things at Journal of the American Revolution, providing endless information and insight about America’s Revolutionary era. In addition to news, notices, and opinion pieces, newspapers carried advertising that reveals...

Top 10 Revolutionary War Newspapers

Historians have long praised newspapers for the role they played during the American Revolution, but they don’t always zero in on specific papers that were particularly important during this time. Rather, they give deserving praise to all of the press...

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