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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

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Enquire of the Printers.” Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769). On May 22, 1769, readers of the Boston Evening-Post encountered an advertisement offering an enslaved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 20, 1769). “Coy and Waterman do all Manner of Painting, Gilding, Drawing, and Writing upon Signs.” Like many others who advertised in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2019

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 19, 1769) “WATCHES PROPERLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY REPAIR’D.” At a glance, two advertisements from watchmakers that appeared one after the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2019

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769). “HANDCUFFS and CHAINS … and sundry other Stores proper for the African trade.” The business of slavery was apparent throughout...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 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 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769). “In August last an Agreement was made not to import any Goods from Great-Britain.” This notice appeared in the May...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2019

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THIS is to assure the Publick, that it was inserted by Mistake of the Printers.” Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (May 11, 1769).William Bant needed to do some damage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2019

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 13, 1769). “The Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE … is very desirous to extend its Utility.” On May 13, 1769, William Goddard published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2019

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 12, 1769). “BLANKS of most sorts, and a variety of BOOKS sold at the Printing-Office.” Three advertisements placed by the printers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 May 2019

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 10, 1769). “STRAYED off the Common at Savannah, A SORREL HORSE.” In the late 1760s the Georgia Gazette did not have a standard format for the placement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 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 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 8, 1769). “The Medley of Goods.” Readers of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury encountered a memorable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2019

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 4, 1769).“Best HARD SOAP at 6d. by the box.” In the spring of 1769, Freer Armston,, a chandler and soap boiler in Norfolk,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2019

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 6, 1769). “Will engage to make Wigs as can be had there.” When Benjamin Gladding, a “PERUKE MAKER and HAIR-DRESSER,” advertised in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2019

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 5, 1769). “Mends and cleans Watches, in as neat a Manner as any Watch-Finisher in Town or Country.” John Simnet, “Watch-Finisher, and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2019

May 4

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (May 4, 1769).“Spermaceti Candles.” In 2019 light is one of the most abundant resources that we have. Simply...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2019

May 3

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 3, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGRO FELLOW, named YORK … and SARAH.” On May 3, 1769, William Coachman of South...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 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

May 1

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 1, 1769). “A compleat set of gold and silver smith’s tools.” On May 1, 1769, this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2019

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