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Your search for posts with tags containing Enquire of the Printer found 17 posts

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hear of good Encouragement, by applying to the Printer at the Exchange.” By the late 1760s, entrepreneurial colonists established and advertised “intelligence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2020

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be SOLD … A Healthy likely Negro.” When the new year began in 1770, colonists in New York had access to four newspapers printed in their bustling port city....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2020

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 11, 1769). “WANTED, AN APPRENTICE … Enquire of the printer.” Printing offices served as information hubs in eighteenth-century America....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2019

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 5, 1769). “Enquire of the Printer.” Like other printing offices throughout the colonies, John Carter’s printing office at the “Sign...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2019

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, (At a Distance from the Town of Providence only).” Among the advertisements in the June 10, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Enquire of the Printers.” Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769). On May 22, 1769, readers of the Boston Evening-Post encountered an advertisement offering an enslaved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2019

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).“WANTS a Place in a Store, either in Town or Country, a YOUNG MAN who can be well recommended.” Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2018

October 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 28, 1768).“A very likely, healthy Negro BOY, about 17 Years of Age, to be Sold.” A brief advertisement in the October 28, 1768, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Oct 2018

August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 13, 1768).“A handsome second-hand CHAISE.” Colonists devised multiple ways to participate in the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2018

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 9, 1768).“Enquire of the Printers.” This short advertisement from the April 9, 1768, edition of the Providence Gazetteoffered several books...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2018

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 12, 1768).“For further particulars enquire of the Printer.” Charles Crouch received so many advertisements for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2018

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (November 26, 1767).“Enquire of the Printer.” In the late fall of 1767, an anonymous colonist placed a notice in the Massachusetts Gazette announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2017

April 18

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 18, 1767).“A Negro Woman who understands all Sorts of houshold Work.” I chose this advertisement because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2017

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 26, 1767).“TO BE SOLD A standing Top-Chaise … and a very neat Sulkey.” The advertisement featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2017

October 19

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 17, 1766).“A Beautiful Saddle MARE” Owning nice things was a luxury that not every colonist had the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2016

October 17

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 17, 1766).“ALSO, An able body’d hearty Wench 16 Years old (with a sucking Child.” This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2016

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 16, 1766).“A LIKELY young Negro Fellow, who is a good Ship-Carpenter and Caulker.” As this advertisement vividly demonstrates,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2016

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