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Your search for posts with tags containing Convenience found 14 posts

March 19

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 17, 1769). “WATCHES PROPERLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY REPAIR’D.” This advertisement stood out to me because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Mar 2019

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768). “PATRICK MACKEY … has opened a Skinner’s Shop.” When Patrick Mackey arrived in Providence from Philadelphia, he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2018

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 21, 1768).“Will now undertake to make Kinds of Wigs.” Convenience!  That was the hallmark of Benjamin Gladding’s advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2018

March 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (March 24, 1768).“Work will be taken in either at said Shop, or by Edward Wentworth, at Milton Bridge.” In the early spring on 1768, Theophilus...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2018

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 6, 1768).“Williams & Stanwood Peruke Makers, Hair Cutters and Dressers.” In eighteenth-century America wigmakers and hairdressers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2018

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 23, 1768).“Three very compleat Stage-Boats, for the Carriage of GOODS and PASSENGERS.” In the late 1760s, Thomas Lindsey and Benjamin Lindsey...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2018

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 6, 1767).“All GENTLEMEN may therefore save themselves a great deal of trouble.” John Ward, a tailor, advanced a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2017

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 2, 1767).“EXCEEDING GOOD OLD BARBADOS RUM, by the hogshead, quarter-cask, or small quantity.” Horton and Moore placed a fairly simple advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2017

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 28, 1767).“Has lately opened an Evening School, for young Masters and Apprentices. Schoolmaster Ebenezer Bradford emphasized efficiency and convenience...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2017

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (June 29, 1767).“Those Persons who will send their Victuals, ready prepared, may depend upon being well served.” John Jent, a baker in Newport, sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2017

April 5

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 5, 1767).“A FRESH and NEW Assortment of English and India Goods.” I chose this advertisement because it specifically...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2017

October 27

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 27, 1766).“DRUGS and Medicines of the very best Kinds.” This advertisement caught my attention because it is unique....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2016

October 18

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 18, 1766).“As people have heretofore been obliged to send their Money to Boston and New-York …” This...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2016

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 4, 1766).“He will also bake every day … any thing for dinner that may be sent to him.” Joseph Williams promoted the bread and biscuits he baked “at...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2016

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