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August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE Subscriber takes this Method to inform his Friend and the Public in general …” When Martin Bicker “prepared a compleat Room at his Dwelling House … for the Reception...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2022

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “☞ once more! ☜” Many former customers of the “late Company of Gardiner & Jepson” did not respond to William Jepson’s notices in the Connecticut Courant calling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2022

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He Desires all Persons indebted to him, to make Immediate Payment.” In a short advertisement in the June 16, 1772, edition of the Connecticut Courant, John Cable, a “BAKER...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2022

June 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Particulars too numerous for an Advertisement.” Thanks to a signature design element, a border comprised of decorative type, readers easily spotted Jolley Allen’s advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jun 2022

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Great Variety of {IRISH Linens, printed Linen …} of all Widths and Prices.” When Wakefield, a merchant who went solely by his last name in the public prints, placed an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2022

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell … at a very little more than the Sterling Cost.” In an advertisement in the May 21, 1772, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2022

Selling Seeds

A rather fluffy post on seed packets for this week: it’s grading time! This combination of gardening + paper, two of my favorite things, is irresistable to me at all times, but I have also noticed a trend over the last decade or so. I was thinking about...
From: streets of salem on 13 May 2022

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A good Assortment of GOODS, / suitable for the Season, lately imported, / from Great-Britain and Ireland.” When John McMasters and Company “removed from Col. Wallingford’s,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2022

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ENGLISH GOODS of all Sorts, At Francis Green’s Store, (Cheap).” Purveyors of goods and services used a variety of design strategies in their efforts to get prospective customers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2022

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Elegant Assortment of English and India GOODS.” John Cabot and Andrew Cabot sought to use typography to their advantage when they advertised in the Essex Gazette in December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2021

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Promises in some pompous Advertisements.” John Cabot and Andrew Cabot operated a shop in Beverly, Massachusetts, in the early 1770s.  They took to the pages of Essex Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2021

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Scarlet, / Crimson, / Brown, / Blue, / Mix’d } Broadcloths.” In the early 1770s, the New-London Gazette carried less advertising than its counterparts published in the major...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2021

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Painters and Limners Colours, / Dyers and Fullers Articles, / Window Glass of all Sizes.” Gerardus Duyckinck regularly advertised the “UNIVERSAL STORE” in the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2021

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Fifes, Violins, Powder, / Lead, Shott, / Steel, &c.” Gilbert Deblois used graphic design to increase the likelihood that his newspapers advertisements would attract...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2021

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago today? “N.B. Said Griffith / continues to carry one / the Goldsmith’s Business as usual.” Like many other advertisements for consumer goods and services that ran in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2021

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Choice Bohea, Souchon, and Hyson Tea.” In the fall of 1771, Gilbert Deblois deployed graphic design to distinguish his newspaper advertisements from those placed by his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2021

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A very large Assortment of Winter Goods.” Most advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers consisted text unadorned with images, though some did feature woodcuts depicting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2021

August 7

What weas advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Diapers for clouting, napkins and table cloths.” Throughout the summer of 1771, Bethune and Prince ran an advertisement for “IRISH LINNENS” in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2021

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Brown Sugars of various Qualities.” Like most advertisements that ran in eighteenth-century newspapers, Joseph Barrell’s notice in the July 22, 1771, edition of the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2021

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE Printer of this Paper … GIVES THIS EARLY NOTICE.” Peter Timothy, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette, made it impossible for readers to ignore the notices that he ran...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2021

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