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November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any Gentleman Practitioner may be served … by Letter as well as if present.” Joseph Tilton advertised a “compleat and general Assortment of the best Drugs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2020

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have a Number of Pairs of Breeches already made.” In the fall of 1770, the partnership of Converse and Stone, “Breeches Makers, at the Sign of the Breeches...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2020

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “From the Clergymens and Counsellors full Dress Wigs, down to the common cut Bob.” In the late summer and early fall of 1770, Thomas Hewitt, a perukemaker in Annapolis,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2020

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Patenteed Medicines, too many to be enumerated in an Advertisement.” Oliver Smith advertised a “compleat Assortment of the very best DRUGGS and MEDICINES”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2020

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has made a considerable Improvement in the Construction of those Shears.” When he started a new business in 1770, Cornelius Atherton placed an advertisement to alert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2020

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Doctor’s Boxes … are carefully prepared.” Peter Roberts advertised “An Assortment of the best DRUGS and MEDICINES” as well as other medical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2020

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “BOXES of MEDICINES made up, as usual, on the shortest Notice.” After the partnership of Carne and Wilson dissolved in 1770, apothecary Robert Carne placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Stage from Portsmouth to Boston.” When Joseph S. Hart established “a Stage from Portsmouth to Boston,” he inserted an advertisement in the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2019

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 2, 1769). “TWO large and compleat Assortments of Goods.” In advertisements that appeared regularly in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2019

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (October 5, 1769). “Any Persons by sending, may be supplied with Victuals abroad.” When she moved to a new location in the fall of 1769, Mrs. Brock...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2019

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 28, 1769). “Tavern at the King’s Arms on Boston Neck.” In the summer of 1769, the George Tavern on Boston Neck became the Tavern at the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2019

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 19, 1769). “He constantly keeps a Stock of ready-made Shoes.” Half a dozen new advertisements appeared in the August 19, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2019

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 22, 1769). “Private LODGINGS … very convenient for those who use the Stage-Boats.” Location! Location! Location!!! In the summer of 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2019

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769). “Boxes of medicines prepared for the use of plantations and shipping.” Lewis Johnson peddled an “Assortment of MEDICINES”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2019

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 11, 1769). “WATCHES CLEANED in 30 Minutes.” John Simnet, a watchmaker from London, made his presence in Portsmouth known in 1769 with a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2019

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 27, 1769). “Practitioners, and others, in the Country, on sending a Line, may depend on being well used.” Jabez Bowen, Jr., advertised “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2019

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

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