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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

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 1, 1769). “NEGROES … from CAPE-MOUNT, on the WINDWARD COAST, which is in the center...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2019

April 29

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 29, 1769). “He also carries on the BOOK-BINDING Business.” Edward Jones took out an advertisement in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2019

April 28

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 28, 1769). “A SCHOOL for teaching young MASTERS and MISSES, DANCING and GOOD MANNERS.” Peter Curtis took out...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2019

April 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (April 27, 1769).“To be SOLD … before Mr. Anthony Hay’s door, in Williamsburg … TWENTY LIKELY...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2019

April 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 27, 1769). “HOUSE, SIGN, and SHIP PAINTING, done by ROBERT PUNSHON.” Signs were very important in colonial America,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2019

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

April 24

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 24, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, the SHIP AMERICA.” Being from Massachusetts, I have spent time in major port cities...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2019

April 23

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (April 26, 1769). “Brought to the Work House, a TALL STOUT ABLE NEGROE FELLOW … says his name is Michael.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 22, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” The word “Pot-Ash” caught my attention as I was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2019

April 21

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (April 21, 1769). “JUST IMPORTED … from Charlestown, South Carolina … INDICO.” Indigo was used as a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Boston Weekly News-Letter (April 20, 1769). “LOST … A Stone Sleeve Button with a red Cypher set in Gold.” On...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2019

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 19, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY-ONE VALUABLE PLANTATION SLAVES.” On April 19, 1769, Benjamin Fox put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2019

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 17, 1769). “APPRENTICES, (Wanted for the PRINTING BUSINESS).” On April 17, 1769, John Mein and John Fleeming,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2019

April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Matt Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” Before seeing the word “Pot-Ash” in Joseph and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2019

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “A Quantity of Red and White Oak Hogshead STAVES.” On April 15, 1769, Samuel Young put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2019

April 14

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 14, 1769). “Public Vendue … at Capt. Jacob Tilton’s Tavern.” This advertisement from the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2019

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