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July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Pains taken by some to represent him in the unpopular Light of an Importer.” On July 3, 1770, Thomas Robie of Marblehead, Massachusetts, placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large convenient House … finely situated on the main Street.” Location!  Location!  Location!  Francis Symonds highlighted the location of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2020

Seven Women of Salem: the Preservationists

I’ve been rather depressed about the state of historic preservation in Salem: after a strong commitment in response to full scale urban renewal in the 1960s and early 1970s we seem to be awash in a sea of vinyl siding and shed dormers. I’m...
From: streets of salem on 23 May 2020

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said HILLER has to sell, a Variety of Watch Chains, Strings, Keyes, Seals.” When Joseph Hiller, a clock- and watchmaker, set up shop in a new location, he inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2020

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Negro Boy … can work in the Iron Works, both at Blooming and at Refining.” Advertisements concerning several enslaved men and women ran in the Essex Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2020

Spring Break-Away

I’ve got a (virtual) stack of papers to correct but yesterday I gave myself the morning off to go visit the Patton Homestead in nearby Hamilton, the summer home of General George S. Patton Jr. and farm of his son Major General George S. Patton IV....
From: streets of salem on 5 May 2020

Letter, 18th April 1840: to John Russell Smith

Great Totham Hall near Witham April 18th 1840 Dr Sir, Just as it always is! I now find that I shall not be able to send you the promised parcel of “Bokes” for a fortnight from their time! “What a fellow that Clark is!” methinks...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 16 Apr 2020

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “(None of which have been imported since the Year 1768.)” When it came to infusing his advertisements for consumer goods with politics, Nathan Frazier was consistent...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2020

It Seems as if Hannah is Hiding

These #SalemSuffrageSaturday posts are challenging:  and it’s only February! Especially as I am drawn to the more “hidden” women: whose stories, it seems, you can only get to through men. I’ve been interested in...
From: streets of salem on 15 Feb 2020

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the above Articles, were imported before the Agreement, entered into by the Merchants for Non-importation, took Place.” Thomas Lewis’s advertisement for an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2020

February 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHOEVER sends Goods … may be assured of the Fidelity of the Master of said Hall.” In February 1770, John Gerrish “(And COMPANY.)” expanded his efforts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Feb 2020

Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain

The efforts of the American Provincial Congress at the beginning of the revolutionary war against Great Britain offer the perfect case study to understand... The post Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain...

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At William Scott’s STORE, North Side of Faneuil-Hall, Boston.” William Scott made sure that he placed his advertisement for various textiles and “a great...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2020

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s and Low’s Almanacks, for 1770.” During the final week of 1769, Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, continued to advertise that he sold several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2019

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be SOLD, by Priscilla Manning, At her Shop in SALEM.” Priscilla Manning placed a remarkable advertisement for “her Shop in SALEM” in the December 19,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2019

What I want for Christmas: Please Bring out the Diaries, PEM

We have certainly come a long way from the despair of Christmas 2017, when we were reeling from the announcement that the vast collections of the Phillips Library, constituting Salem’s primary historical archive, were to be moved permanently to...
From: streets of salem on 17 Dec 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack … Calculated for the Meridian of SALEM.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, also published “PHILO’s Essex Almanack,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2019

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack, For the Year 1770.” The December 5, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette included two advertisements for almanacs. A brief notice announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2019

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Low’s Almanack, for 1770, is to be sold by the Printer hereof.” With a little over a month until the new year arrived, the number of advertisements for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2019

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Meet at the King’s-Arms Tavern in Salem.” The King’s Arms Tavern in Salem was more than just a place for colonists to eat, drink, and socialize. It was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2019

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