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April 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … TWO NEGROE MEN.” Given the distance, it is not surprising that it took longer for word of the Boston Massacre to reach James Johnston, printer of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2020

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 8, 1769). “A Large and Compleat ASSORTMENT of EAST-INDIA and EUROPEAN GOODS.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, had too much...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2019

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 1, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” When it came to generating revenue, eighteenth-century printers often found advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 20, 1769). “TO BE SOLD …” The September 6, 1769, edition of the Georgia Gazette included a note from the printer indicating that “Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2019

June 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 28, 1769). “To be sold at the Printing-Office … An HUMBLE ENQUIRY.” An advertisement for a pamphlet about politics appeared among the various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jun 2019

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 21, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGROE FELLOW named WILL.” The Slavery Adverts 250 Project aims to demonstrate that eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2019

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 15, 1769). “Proposed to be published.” As usual, advertising comprised the final page of the February 15, 1769, edition of the Georgia Gazette....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2019

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 8, 1769). “WRITING PAPER of different sorts to be sold at the Printing-Office for cash.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 1, 1769). “TOBLER’s ALMANACKS, for 1769.” Even as February 1769 arrived, James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, and Messrs....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2019

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 25, 1769). “[NO. 278.]” Unlike some of its counterparts in other colonies, the Georgia Gazette rarely distributed a supplement with the standard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2019

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 7, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … a likely Negroe Wench and Child, a Riding Horse, a Set of Saddlers Tools.” Advertisements accounted for an important...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2018

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 2, 1768).“[No. 266.]” Earlier this week the Adverts 250 Project featured a supplement that accompanied the October 27, 1768, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2018

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 28, 1768).“BOOKS to be sold at the Printing-Office.” Like other printers throughout colonial America, James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2018

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 1, 1768).“RUN away … Negro woman named GRACE … appears to be young with child.” In many instances, newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2018

July 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 27, 1768).“THE subscribers … take this method of informing the publick, That they carry on the TAYLOR’S BUSINESS.” Many colonial printers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jul 2018

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 22, 1768).“A FEW COPIES of the ACTS of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed last session to be sold by the printer of this paper.” James Johnston squeezed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2018

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 30, 1768).“BLANKS of several sorts to be sold at [t]he Printing-Office.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, regularly inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2018

February 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 17, 1768).“The Town Subscribers to this Gazette are requested to send to the Office for their Papers.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Feb 2018

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 16, 1768).“BLANKS of all Kinds sold by the Printers hereof.” The shortest advertisement – consisting of only nine words – in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2018

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 13, 1768).“PROPOSED to be published, a PAMPHLET.” James Johnston inserted a subscription notice for “a PAMPHLET … entitled ‘Religious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2018

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