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February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 14, 1769). “Will sell the Remains of Mr. Hamilton’s Goods at the lowest Prices.” GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE!!! Although Arthur Hamilton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2019

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (February 13, 1769). “Said Atherton makes shears, in a new invented manner.” When Cornelius Atherton advertised that he “makes and repairs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 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

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in the final decades of the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2019

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 7, 1769). “A HORSE stolen!” Among the new advertisements that ran in the January 7, 1769, edition of the Providence Gazette, one proclaimed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2018

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in the final decades of the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2018

January 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 21, 1768).“If any one lowers their price, I am determined to do so.” Joseph Wood advertised a “large and neat assortment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2018

Appel à communications : Museum Affordances: Collections, Interventions, Exhibitions

RAI’s 2018 Conference on Art, Materiality and Representation to be held at the British Museum and SOAS University of London, 1-3 June 2018 What do museums afford? What repertoires of action do they make possible? This panel explores the latent...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 21 Nov 2017

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2017

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey in the final decades of the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2017

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 10, 1767).“He intends to sell on as reasonable terms as any Person in this town.” Eighteenth-century shopkeepers and artisans frequently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2017

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 3, 1767).“TO BE SOLD BY JAMES GREEN, At his Shop at the Sign of the Elephant.” In the first issue of the Providence Gazette published in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2017

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 27, 1766).“JUST IMPORTED, AND TO BE SOLD AT THE CHEAPEST RATE FOR CASH, BY Thompson and Arnold.” Thompson and Arnold’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2016

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (December 6, 1766).“For New-York, the Brig General Conway; will sail in ten days, and for the sake of getting ballast, will carry freight for half price.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2016

The First Full-Page Advertisement in an American Newspaper

I usually refrain from selecting an additional advertisement to examine on days that my students are serving as guest curators, but I am making an exception in this case because Joseph and William Russell’s advertisement on the final page of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2016

November

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (November 1, 1766).“A Variety of English, East and West-India GOODS, … to be sold at the cheapest Rate for CASH.” In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2016

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 13, 1766).“AT BENJAMIN and EDWARD THURBER’s Shops, at the Signs of the Bunch of Grapes and Lyon.”   On August 9, 1766, Thompson and Arnold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2016

Finishing the Fashioning the Early Modern Europe -project

In late Spring 2013, our European collaborative reserach project Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800, led by my long term teacher and supervisor and subsequently a colleague, Prof. Evelyn Welch, came to an end....
From: Global Encounters on 15 Oct 2013

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