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January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “FREEMAN’s NEW-YORK ALMANACK, For the Year 1770.” In the final week of January 1770, John Holt continued in his efforts to rid himself of surplus copies of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2020

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The whole process … is inserted in Freeman’s New-York Almanack.” This notice appeared among the many advertisements that ran in December 21, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2019

May 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (May 25, 1769). “Family Physician, or Primitive Physic, just published.” The supplement that accompanied the May 25, 1769, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 May 2019

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (February 23, 1769). “The imposition laid upon us in the use of British paper.” Although colonial printers liberally reprinted news items and editorial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2019

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (February 16, 1769). “We have therefore reprinted a few Hundreds.” Throughout January and February each year the number and frequency of newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2019

“No Body supposes that Printers are to be Vouchers for the Truth”

On the evening of 14 Nov 1768, a crowd in New York burned effigies of two Massachusetts officials. Later that week, John Holt’s New-York Journal reported on that event. Then on 21 November two other newspapers ran a narrative from town clerk...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Feb 2019

“The Parade was only through Part of one Street”

As reported yesterday, on the evening of Monday, 14 Nov 1768, New Yorkers paraded with effigies of Gov. Francis Bernard and Sheriff Stephen Greenleaf of Boston and then burned those figures.The New-York Journal published by John Holt on the following...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Jan 2019

“We have advice from New-York…”

The dispute over the Manufactory in Boston in late 1768 was so controversial that it managed to spark a secondary dispute in New York. That city was already the British army’s main base of operations in North America, with tensions between soldiers...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Jan 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (January 12, 1769) “[No Room for News. Advertisements left out will be in our next.]” John Holt, the printer of the New-York Journal, faced a dilemma...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (October 27, 1768).“SUPPLEMENT to the NEW-YORK JOURNAL OR GENERAL ADVERTISER.” John Holt’s newspaper lived up to the full...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Oct 2018

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 4, 1768).“All those who choose to continue taking the said Whig Papers … let the Printer know.” Many American printers resorted to subscription...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2018

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 22, 1768).“LETTERS from a FARMER in PENNSYLVANIA, to the INHABITANTS of the BRITISH COLONIES.” Guest curator Zachary Karpowich recently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2018

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (March 26, 1768).“TO BE SOLD, A Likely young Negro Girl.” John Holt published the New-York Journal on Thursdays in 1768. According...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2018

The Evolution of the “New Massachusetts Liberty Song”

In February 1770, as I’ve described, the musician Josiah Flagg and the printers Edes and Gill brought to the Boston public new lyrics to the tune of “The British Grenadiers.”The following month, most of the soldiers involved in the Boston...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Feb 2018

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (December 10, 1767).“One of the most useful and entertaining Almanacks in America.” The new year was fast approaching. Just three weeks remained in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2017

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (November 26, 1767).“English and Dutch Almanacks may be had at the same Place.” Among the many advertisements in the November 26, 1767, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2017

Colonial Newspaper Advertising Rates

In 1884 the U.S. Census Office published a report called “The Newspaper and Periodical Press” by S. N. D. North, who would become a leading statistician.That essay offers answers to some difficult questions about the business of newspaper...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jun 2017

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (May 21, 1767).“SUPPEMENT to the NEW-YORK JOURNAL.” John Holt printed a four-page supplement to accompany the May 21, 1767, issue...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2017

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 27, 1766).“A Variety of Books and Stationary.” Like many other colonial American printers, John Holt inserted his own...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2016

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