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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 2021

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 2021

New Tool for Treating Mental Illness, ca. 1817

The NY Times recently reported on “A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design.”1 Looking at a couple of mental health facilities in California, one recently completed and one still under construction, the article highlights some...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Jan 2021

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has made a considerable Improvement in the Construction of those Shears.” When he started a new business in 1770, Cornelius Atherton placed an advertisement to alert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2020

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Exhibition of modern Books, by AUCTION.” Robert Bell, one of the most influential booksellers and auctioneers in eighteenth-century America, toured New England in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

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