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Your search for posts with tags containing From London found 8 posts

February 24

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 24, 1769). “Watches repair’d or clean’d.” In late February 1769, the New Hampshire Gazette featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

August 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 16, 1768).“CHARLES HARRIS, WORKING SILVERSMITH, FROM LONDON, (Last from Mr. JONATHAN SARRAZIN.” Like many other artisans...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2018

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 26, 1768).“Mrs. Crane continues to make … the Brunswick dresses, so much esteemed in England.” In the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2018

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (July 22, 1768).“John Astle, Stay-Maker, & Taylor, directly from London.” When John Astle, a tailor and staymaker, set up shop in New Haven in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2018

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 1, 1768).“He makes jumps and stays … in the newest fashion, either in the English or French manner.” John Burchet...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2018

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 3, 1767).“BLANCH WHITE, UPHOLSTERER FROM LONDON.” Colonists lived in an era of intense geographic mobility. In the decade before the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2017

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 19, 1767).“He served his apprenticeship in London, of which city he is a freeman.” As a standard part of their advertisements,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2017

March 25

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 25, 1767).“HENRY SNOW, Distiller from London, MAKES and SELLS … FINE Georgia Geneva.” Henry Snow distilled many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2017

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