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September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “STAGE-COACH … to pass thro’ this Coolony.” Nicholas Brown aimed to improve the infrastructure that connected the major towns in New England in the early 1770s, establishing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2021

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Shoes sold cheap.” Joseph Smith and Jacob Thompson competed for customers.  Both placed advertisements in the September 6, 1771, edition of the Connecticut Journal to promote...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2021

August

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Run-away … a Molatto Fellow named BEN.” On July 20, 1771, Ben, an enslaved man, liberated himself from Isaac Woodruff of Waterbury, Connecticut.  Two...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2021

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “William M’Crackan … hath to dispose of a general assortment of East-India and English Goods.” When subscribers read the July 5, 1771, edition of the Connecticut Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2021

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Town and Country Shopkeepers may supply themselves as cheap as in New York or Boston.” In an advertisement that filled an entire column and overflowed into the next, John Morton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2021

May 17

Who was the subject of an advertisements published in an colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … a Negro Man named ABEL.” Thomas Green and Samuel Green, the printers of the Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy, had more...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2021

May 1

Who were the subjects of advertisements in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away last Tuesday Night, a Negro Man named GLASGOW.” “RUN away last Tuesday Night, a Negro Man named ABEL.” Sometime during the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2021

April 28

Who were the subjects of advertisements in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Man named CUFF … Three Dollars Reward.” “TO BE SOLD, A Negro Man … expert at all husbandry Business.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2021

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Send the Subscription Papers, to the Printing Office.” An advertisement for A Treatise on Regeneration by Peter Van Mastricht ran in the August 24, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2020

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SALE at William Neilson’s Store.” In addition to advertising his wares in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, the New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2020

October

What was advertised in a colonial American n.”ewspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 20, 1769). “Advertisements omitted, will be in our next.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy carried...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2019

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 6, 1769). “Just Re-printed, and to be sold by T. & S. GREEN … The Connecticut Colony LAW-BOOK.” Compared to many other colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2019

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (September 8, 1769). “A Negro Girl, between 2 and 3 Years of Age.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal, published in New Haven by Thomas Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2019

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (July 7, 1769). “Hugh Glassford … now carries on his Business, at Glen and Gregory’s.” Moving to a new location prompted Hugh Glassford,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2019

March 17

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 17, 1769). “Several Setts of POT-ASH KITTLES and COOLERS.” When I looked at this advertisement I had no idea...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … A NEGRO MAN.” This advertisement in the Connecticut Journal offered an African...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2019

March 3

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 3, 1769). “OAKUM by the Hundred, or lesser Quantity.” Oakum is a product made from old rope. According to the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (February 10, 1769). “To be sold … By ADAM BABCOCK.” When 1768 came to an end and 1769 began, Adam Babcock launched an advertising campaign...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2019

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (January 20, 1769). “He has an Assortment of GOODS on Hand.” Although advertisements often appeared on the final pages of eighteenth-century newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jan 2019

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