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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

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 23, 1768). “Ames’s Almanack, For the Year of our Lord CHRIST, 1769.” Among the many options available to colonists in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2018

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just come to Hand, and to be sold by Glen and Gregory.” Connecticut Journal (December 16, 1768).As fall turned to winter in 1768, the partnership of Glen and Gregory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2018

November 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 25, 1768).“Broad cloths in|Best belladine sew-|Bellows’s Gimblets” The format of Samuel Broome and Company’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Nov 2018

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 11, 1768).“SAMUEL BROOME, and Co. Have the following Goods to Sell.” Samuel Broome and Company’s advertisement for an assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2018

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (September 9, 1768).“Brief Account of the LIFE, and abominable THEFTS, of the notorious Isaac Frasier.” True Crime! In early September of 1768, Thomas...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 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

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (July 22, 1768).“John Astle, Stay-Maker, & Taylor, directly from London.” When John Astle, a tailor and staymaker, set up shop in New Haven in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2018

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the so much esteem’d FARMER’s Letters.” Isaac Beers and Elias Beers sold a variety of goods at their shop in New Haven. In the spring of 1768 they...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2018

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (May 20, 1768).“JOHN DURAND, Portrait Painter, INTENDS to Stay in this Town part of the warm Season.” Advertising in local newspapers was imperative...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2018

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Connecticut Journal (April 1, 1768).“Gun-Flint Cutter to His Majesty’s Board of Ordnance, in the Kingdom of Ireland.” First in response to the Stamp Act and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2018

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