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Your search for posts with tags containing Full-Page Advertisement found 13 posts

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 9, 1769). “A very large and compleat Assortment of BOOKS.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, experienced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2019

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Connecticut Courant (November 21, 1768).“Catalogue of BOOKS, just imported from LONDON.” For three weeks in November 1768 the partnership of Lathrop...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2018

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Chronicle (May 2, 1768).“LONDON BOOK-STORE, North-side of KING-STREET, Boston.” Like many other printers in eighteenth-century America, John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2018

November 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 7, 1767).“WILLIAM RUSSELL is just arrived from London.” Joseph Russell and William Russell frequently placed advertisements in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Nov 2017

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? First Page of the New-London Gazette (October 16, 1767).“MEIN, At the LONDON BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” The Adverts 250 Project previously featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2017

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (October 8, 1767).“The Advertisements taking up so much Room, the several Articles intended for this Page are thrown into a SUPPLEMENT.” This notice...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2017

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 25, 1767).“London BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” John Mein, prominent bookseller in Boston, placed an extraordinary advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2017

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (September 7, 1767).“Now ready for Sale by JOLLEY ALLEN, At his Shop.” Jolley Allen regularly placed advertisements in the Boston-Gazette and other newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2017

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (July 16, 1767).“Just imported and to be Sold by John Mein At the LONDON BOOK-STORE.” John Mein regularly advertised in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2017

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 3, 1767).“TO BE SOLD BY JAMES GREEN, At his Shop at the Sign of the Elephant.” In the first issue of the Providence Gazette published in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2017

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 27, 1766).“JUST IMPORTED, AND TO BE SOLD AT THE CHEAPEST RATE FOR CASH, BY Thompson and Arnold.” Thompson and Arnold’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2016

December 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 13, 1766).“BEST Bohea Tea for 5s. and 4d. per Pound.” Nicholas Tillinghast’s short advertisement for “Bohea Tea,” “an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Dec 2016

The First Full-Page Advertisement in an American Newspaper

I usually refrain from selecting an additional advertisement to examine on days that my students are serving as guest curators, but I am making an exception in this case because Joseph and William Russell’s advertisement on the final page of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2016

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