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February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 11, 1769). “Great Inconveniences having arisen to the Public, by returning Letters for the Postage.” The February 11, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2019

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The following large assortment of GOODS.” Pennsylvania Gazette (February 9, 1768). Daniel Benezet, John Benezet, and Thomas Bartow placed an advertisement for a “large...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2019

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 8, 1769). “WRITING PAPER of different sorts to be sold at the Printing-Office for cash.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 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

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 4, 1769). “They CAN, DO, and WILL, sell as cheap for Cash as any Merchant or Shop-keeper in New-England.” In their advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2019

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 3, 1769). “LAST Wednesday morn, at break of day, / From Philadelphia run away, / An Irish man, nam’d John M‘Keoghn, / To fraud and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 1, 1769). “TOBLER’s ALMANACKS, for 1769.” Even as February 1769 arrived, James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, and Messrs....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 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 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 30, 1769). “We can turn it out in our hands better than any person that ever attempted it in America.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2019

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 28, 1769). “He determines to sell as cheap for cash as any in Providence.” Thomas Greene’s advertisement for “A fresh Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2019

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 27, 1769). “At the Shop in Beach-Street, (lately improved by Winthrop and Roswell Saltonstall.)” Like many other merchants and shopkeepers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2019

Armstrong’s Actual Survey of the Great Post-Roads

ARMSTRONG’S ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE GREAT POST-ROADS An Actual Survey of the Great Post-Roads Between London and Edinburgh, With the Country Three Miles on Each Side, this edition published in 1783. The post Armstrong’s Actual Survey of the...
From: Naomi Clifford on 26 Jan 2019

Paterson’s Roads

PATERSON’S ROADS A great resource for historical fiction and non-fiction writers. There were 18 editions of Paterson’s Roads between 1771 to 1829, a form of gazeteer describing roads (and their landmarks) in England and Wales, as well as...
From: Naomi Clifford on 26 Jan 2019

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 25, 1769). “[NO. 278.]” Unlike some of its counterparts in other colonies, the Georgia Gazette rarely distributed a supplement with the standard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2019

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (January 23, 1769). “John Nazro, At his Shop in Cornhill, BOSTON.” To increase the chances that prospective customers would see his advertisement for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2019

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 19, 1769). “At his House next Door to the Sign of the Three Kings in Cornhill.” When Benjamin Adams placed an advertisement in Draper’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jan 2019

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 21, 1769). “RUN away from his Master … a well-set Negro Manm Slave, named Isaac.” By the time the January 21, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 18, 1769). “WILLIAM SAUNDERS, Sailmaker, … flatters himself with the hopes of their commands.” In an advertisement placed in the January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

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