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June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 20, 1769). “CANDLES … Very cheap.” On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, selecting which advertisement to feature on the Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2019

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 13, 1769). “Bengalls, Chints, striped Ginghams, and red & white striped Holland.” Samuel Cottman advertised “a Variety of English Goods”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2019

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 6, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, AT the Sign of the Gold Cup.” Like many other eighteenth-century advertisers, John Andrew noted the proximity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2019

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 30, 1769). “A good Assortment of Hard Ware and English Piece Goods.” Several purveyors of goods imported from England advertised in the May 30, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2019

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 23, 1769). “3s. 4d. to be paid at Entrance.” Eighteenth-century newspaper printers often treated the colophon as advertising space, promoting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2019

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 16, 1769). “His Want of a full Assortment arises … from his strictly adhering to the Agreement not to import Superfluities.” As spring turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2019

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 9, 1769). “Just Imported in the Schooner Liberty.” John Prince placed a short advertisement for “A Quantity of the best JAMAICA SUGARS, by the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2019

May

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 2, 1769). “CASH is given for clean Linen Rags, coarse and fine.” This was a common advertisement seen in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 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

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

March 21

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 21, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee.” In this advertisement William Vans attempted to sell some items, including “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2019

March 14

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 14, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee … also blue and white China Cups and Saucers.” This advertisement features a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2019

March 7

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 7, 1769). “The best New-England Flour of Mustard.” In “A Taste for Mustard: An Archaeological Examination of a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2019

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 14, 1769). “Will sell the Remains of Mr. Hamilton’s Goods at the lowest Prices.” GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE!!! Although Arthur Hamilton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2019

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall in Salem.” Essex Gazette (February 7, 1769). This subscription notice for “The WORKS of the celebrated John Wilkes,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 17, 1769). “Will be sold greatly under the usual Prices, to clear off his Stock.” CLEARANCE SALE!!! Robert Alcock did not deploy a striking headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

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