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April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (April 20, 1769).“[illegible]” Working extensively with primary sources is one of the benefits of serving as a guest curator...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2019

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 17, 1769). “APPRENTICES, (Wanted for the PRINTING BUSINESS).” On April 17, 1769, John Mein and John Fleeming,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2019

April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Matt Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” Before seeing the word “Pot-Ash” in Joseph and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2019

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “A Quantity of Red and White Oak Hogshead STAVES.” On April 15, 1769, Samuel Young put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2019

April 14

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 14, 1769). “Public Vendue … at Capt. Jacob Tilton’s Tavern.” This advertisement from the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2019

April 13

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (April 13, 1769). “CYDER.” In this advertisement, Isaac Gray lists goods for sale, including “CYDER”. Mark...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 12, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGROE FELLOW, named JACK.” This advertisement for a runaway “NEGROE FELLOW,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2019

April 11

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 10, 1769). “Sperma-Caeti CANDLES.” In this advertisement from the Supplement to the Boston-Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (April 10, 1769). “A FRESH supply of choice drugs and medicines.” When I looked at this advertisement I wondered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2019

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 7, 1769). “Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement from the New-Hampshire Gazette, shopkeeper John Adams promoted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2019

April 8

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 8, 1769). “A MEAL-MARKET.” When I first looked at this advertisement, the phrase “MEAL-MARKET” was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2019

April 7

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (April 7, 1769).“TOBACCO PIPES.” In this advertisement John Allman and Company sold tobacco pipes. Also in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2019

April 6

Supplement to the New-York Journal (April 6, 1769). What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MICHEAL POREE, SURGEON DENTIST.” The professions of surgeon, dentist, and barber were once the same. The familiar...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2019

April 5

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 5, 1769). “A PRIME CARGO OF NEW NEGROES.” Advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children were common in most...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2019

April 4

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (April 4, 1769). “His usual Assortment of West-India and English GOODS.” British goods were popular in the colonies because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2019

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 3, 1769). “A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.” Music was popular in colonial America, just like it...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Chronicle (March 30, 1769). “Several BARRELS of SOAP.” Elias Dupee advertised “several BARRELS of SOAP” and other...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 1, 1769). “Joseph Belcher … will take in Pay … old Pewter.” “Pewter is an alloy of two metals,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2019

March 31

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (March 31, 1769). “Mulberry Trees, to the Number of Three-Thousand, to be sold at a reasonable Rate.” If you know anything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2019

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (March 30, 1769). “WINE To be Sold by ROSANNA MOORE.” On many occasions Rosanna Moore would have been the only female entrepreneur advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2019

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