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Your search for posts with tags containing Jonathan Bisceglia found 12 posts

April 9

GUEST CURATOR:  Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (April 9, 1768).“Pipe Staves will be taken in Payment for a considerable Quantity of said Wine.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2018

April 8

GUEST CURATOR:  Jonathan Biscelgia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 8, 1768).“A few Hogsheads of Choice old Rum.” This advertisement from the New Hampshire Gazette appears...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2018

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

Jonathan Bisceglia is a junior majoring in History with a minor in Education.  He previously served as guest curator when he enrolled in “Revolutionary America” in Spring 2017. He has presented twice at Assumption College’s Undergraduate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2018

Reflections from Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

During my time working on the Adverts 250 Project I spent quite a lot of time trying to decipher the meaning of sometimes very vague advertisements for things as basic as lodging and as complex as slavery. I feel this taught me more about history than...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2017

April

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 22, 1767).“HAVING OPENED A SCHOOL … TEACHING READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETICK.” I chose this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2017

April 21

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (April 21, 1767).“ABOUT FORTY valuable country-born NEGROES, among whom are Boatmen, Carpenters,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2017

April

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (April 20, 1767).“A Large & beautiful assortment of Silks.” Silk imports were common during the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2017

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (April 19, 1767).“A Genteel Lodging and Boarding for a single Gentleman, Enquire in Tradd-street,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2017

April 18

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 18, 1767).“A Negro Woman who understands all Sorts of houshold Work.” I chose this advertisement because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2017

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 17, 1767).“BEST London BOHEA TEA” In this advertisement Henry Appleton promoted “BEST London BOHEA...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 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

Welcome, Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

Jonathan Bisceglia is a sophomore double majoring in History and Education at Assumption College. He has previously completed an interview in collaboration with the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project and presented on that project at Assumption...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2017

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.