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Search Results for "Imported Goods"

Your search for posts with tags containing Imported Goods found 14 posts

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 9, 1769). “The Whole of which were imported by himself before the Non-Importation Agreement took Place.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2019

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769). “Just imported … and to be sold by JOHN HIGGIN.” In January 1769, John Higgin advertised a variety of goods “Just imported,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2019

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 23, 1767).“Superfine, scarlet, blue, green, light colour’d and pompadour Broad Cloths …” In the fall of 1767, Moses Wingate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2017

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 21, 1767).“Good, sound, and neat silver watches.” Advertisements for imported goods – textiles, housewares, hardware – filled...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2017

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1767).“JOHN GILES … has brought with him, chosen by himself on the spot; A General assortment of European and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2017

April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (April 16, 1767).“A Fresh Assortment of English GOODS.” American colonists loved British goods! This gave many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2017

November 23

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Keane What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (November 22, 1766).“A fresh Assortment of European GOODS, (of the last Importation).” I chose this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2016

November 6

GUEST CURATOR: Carolyn Crawford What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (November 6, 1766).“Just imported from BRITAIN, in the ship Spiers.” During the eighteenth century, a “period...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2016

September 27

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 27, 1766).“A fresh and large Assortment of English and India Goods.” This advertisement in the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2016

September 11

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (September 11, 1766).“The above articles all in the newest and genteelest taste.” Milliners and shopkeepers often promoted their merchandise by noting that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Sep 2016

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 21, 1766).“INGLIS and HALL, have just imported … A NEAT ASSORTMENT of India and English chintzes.” This is the first time the Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2016

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (May 12, 1766).“William Fisher, In CORNHILL, HAS imported a general Assortment of English Goods which he sells at the cheapest Rates.” Today’s featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 May 2016

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (May 5, 1766).“He has as usual, an Assortment of ENGLISH GOODS.” Thomas Green’s notice that he intended to open a school does not look much different...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2016

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 25, 1766).Some of Portsmouth’s retailers regularly advertised in the New-Hampshire Gazette throughout the winter of 1765 and 1766 while the Stamp Act...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2016

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