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January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SADLERY WARE.” Ornamental printing helped to make the final page of the supplement that accompanied the January 21, 1771, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2021

My Favorite Penguins

Happy New Year! And my very best wishes to all for a better year than last! I’m a little bleary-eyed, having worked very hard over the holidays on grading and my forthcoming book, which is due at the publisher on March 1. And I’ve got to prep...
From: streets of salem on 2 Jan 2021

The Mayflower Magazine

Happy Thanksgiving! Those of you who have followed the blog for a while know that I’m a big fan of graphic design and typography, especially from the earlier part of the last century. I love fonts from the entire era of print actually, and script...
From: streets of salem on 25 Nov 2020

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ELIXIRS … PILLS … WATERS.” The partnership of Carne and Poinsett sold a variety of medicines and medical supplies at their shop on Elliott Street in Charleston. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2020

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ratteen, / Wiltons, / Sagathees, / Ducapes, / Lutestrings.” James King and Jacob Treadwell each advertised a variety of consumer goods in the June 1m 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Pencill’d China,” “Burnt Image China,” “Blue and white China.” Like many other colonial shopkeepers, George Ball published an extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2020

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” John Head’s advertisements in the Boston Evening-Post and the Boston-Gazette demonstrate the relationship...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2020

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Horn combs, and ivory fine teeth’d ditto.” Nicholas Bogart sold an assortment of goods at his shop “In the Broad-Way” in New York.  He listed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2020

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stript Camblets     |     Knee Garters     |     Brass Ink Pots.” According to the advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2019

September 6, 1769

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769). “IMPORTED in the Mermaid … WHITE PLAINS, LONDON DUFFILS, and HEADED SHAGS.” A short editorial note appeared at the bottom...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2019

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 5, 1769). “BLANKS.” Like printers in other towns and cities in the colonies, Samuel Hall sought to generate revenue by taking advantage of his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2019

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 10, 1769). “The following assortment of GOODS.” With the exception of the “POETS CORNER” in the upper left and the colophon running...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2019

Hildegarde’s Gardening Book

The granddaughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hildegarde Hawthorne (Oskinson) followed in the family business and published a wide variety of works over her lifetime (1871-1952), including children’s books, travel books, poetry, and biographies. I posted...
From: streets of salem on 20 Jul 2019

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769). “Almost every other Article common to a Shop, and too many to enumerate in an Advertisement.” Thomas Green inserted a lengthy advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2019

Striking Fourths

No heavy lifting/posting for me this week, although I did want to offer up something celebratory for the Fourth, so I went through some of my digital files and favorite pictorial resources (MagazineArt.org and the Magazine Rack at the Internet Archive)...
From: streets of salem on 3 Jul 2019

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 29, 1769). “Any Branch of the Painting and Gilding Business.” George Kilcup’s advertisement in the June 29, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2019

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769). “BREW-HOUSE.” John Calvert and Company placed a brief advertisement in the June 1, 1769, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2019

March 27

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (March 27, 1769).“TO BE SOLD BY Jolley Allen.” Jolley Allen, a merchant from London, had been selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2019

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