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December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mr. SAUNDERS has been honoured with the greatest Applause,, by all the Nobility that have seen his Great Performances.” Newspaper advertisements allow for tracing the travels...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2022

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MR. SAUNDERS will exhibit his DEXTERITY and GRAND DECEPTION.” Newspaper advertisements help in revealing some of the entertainments enjoyed by colonizers in the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2022

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Exhibitions will be perform’d as usual.” In the summer of 1772, an advertiser who went by “the Exhibitor” and “the Projector” sought to establish a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2022

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Subscription … for the Amusement of the Public.” The performance of “several serious and comic Pieces of Oratory, interspers’d with Music and Singing” first advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2022

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “This EVENING … will be Exhibited several serious and comic Pieces of Oratory.” Newspaper advertisements testify to the entertainment and popular culture enjoyed in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2022

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ladies and Gentlemen … will be used in the most genteel Manner.” When Richard Mathewson of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, “opened a House … for entertaining Gentlemen,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2022

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January

Happy New Year! I know a lot of people are saying “wow – 2021 went by fast” and somedays I’ve felt that too. But on the other hand, at times it felt like it lasted a decade (especially one particular week in February for us here in Texas). Here’s...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 3 Jan 2022

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2021

Welcome September!! (well, in a few days). Even though we lucked out and didn’t have a soul-sucking and miserable summer here in central Texas this year (I think the weather gods were trying to apologize for The Big Freeze back in February) I’m ALWAYS...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 30 Aug 2021

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Exhibiting his Art of Dexterity of Hand.” As 1770 came to an end and 1771 began, William Patridge, an itinerant performer, took to the pages of the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New and astonishing performances in the dexterity of hand.” Eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements sometimes provide insight into the popular culture and entertainment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2020

Whist Women

I’ve learned a lot about Salem women, both as individuals and collectively, during this year of #salemsuffragesaturday posts, but there remain some gaps I’m looking to fill in the next few months. Of course I don’t have to stop posting...
From: streets of salem on 26 Sep 2020

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The best Clubs, and the greatest Entertainments in this City, were at the above Tavern.” Samuel Fraunces was one of the most illustrious tavernkeepers of his day. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2020

An introduction to Richard (“Anticipation”) Tickell (1751–1793)

I must admit I know very little about Richard Tickell – and what little I did know was linked to his appearance in the Tête-à-Tête  section of the Town & Country Magazine. This scurrilous feature specialized in gossip,...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 3 Jul 2020

March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be READ, The Beggar’s OPERA.” An itinerant performer toured New England in the fall of 1769, placing newspaper advertisements to promote his performances...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2020

Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Before Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 3, 1769). “Tickets for Admission to be had … at the Printing-Office.” The tour continued! In the fall of 1769 an itinerant performer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 10, 1769). “Will be READ, A Ballad OPERA.” Advertisements in colonial newspapers reveal aspects of popular culture in colonial America, everything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2019

Hereditary Theatrical Families Project: Anson & Emery

Pollie Emery c. 1900 The aim of this project is to continue and expand the work of theatre historian John Malcolm Bulloch who, after many years of genealogical research compiled his Theatrical Heredity trees. These were published in the Who’s Who...
From: Abraham Adcock on 8 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

Once more into your breeches, dear friends….

‘An actress at her toilet, or Miss Brazen just breecht ‘(i.e. putting on breeches), by John Colley. Researching for my next-book-but-one (Sex and Sexuality in the Georgian era) my mind wandered into the territory of what was considered physically...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 11 Jul 2019

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