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January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell for the following Prices.” K. Sexton sold books at a shop “Near the Great Bridge in Hartford” in the early 1770s. Like many other early American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2021

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “On Wednesday next will be Published … Mr. West’s Sheet ALMANACK, For the Year 1771.” Advertisements for almanacs were ubiquitous in American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, OR Lady’s and Gentleman’s DIARY, For the Year of our Lord 1771.” In eighteenth-century America, November was one of the most important...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2020

October 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Great Allowance to travelling Traders, &c.” Following the death of George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Such Articles as the Resolutions of the Inhabitants of this Province will admit of.” As summer turned to fall in 1770, Brian Cape advertised “a tolerable Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2020

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any person inclinable to purchase the Whole, may have them on very reasonable Terms.” John Tunno sold a variety of goods at his “Linen and Manchester Ware-House”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2020

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Discount of 5 per Cent. at least.” In the summer of 1770, David Baty and Company advertised a variety of liquors available at their store in Charleston.  Their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2020

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK … 1770.” In the first issue of the Providence Gazette published in the new year, John Carter continued promoting “THE NEW-ENGLAND...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2020

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769). “He will sell at the lowest Advance, and allow ten per Cent. discount for CASH.” In the late 1760s James Courtonne operated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2019

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 5, 1769). “For the Encouragement of those who are willing to promote American Manufactories.” While the Townshend Acts remained in effect,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2019

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (May 26, 1768).“FAULKNER’S BOTTLED ALE.” William Faulkner, a brewer, incorporated several marketing strategies into the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2018

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 2, 1768).“They engage to take back every Article from a Customer, that they can make the least reasonable Objection against.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2018

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 8, 1767).“Twenty per Cent cheaper than goods usually imported.” In a notice that appeared in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2017

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 22, 1767).“Yorkshire stuffs, fit for house negroe’s gowns.” John Davies frequently placed advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2017

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 30, 1767_.“Compleat Assortment of Stationary Ware, consisting of almost every Article in that Branch.” George Wood,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2017

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 19, 1767).“Will be sold 10 per cent. under the common advance.” John Davies paid attention to quality and, especially,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2017

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (April 30, 1767).“Other trimmings for hatters.” Unlike many shopkeepers who advertised their wares almost exclusively to end-use consumers, James...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2017

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (March 5, 1767).“Quilted or plain Carrying Saddles.” “JOHN YOUNG, senior, SADLER,” operated a workshop “In Second-street, opposite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2017

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 9, 1766).“All Stable and Chair Accounts must be paid Quarterly.” Eighteenth-century wholesalers sometimes advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Dec 2016

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