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September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Public Vendue, At the Auction-Room in Queen street.” Colonial consumers encountered advertisements for all sorts of goods when they perused the pages of the Boston Evening-Post...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2021

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported by Joseph and William Russell.” In the early 1770s, each edition of the Providence Gazette concluded with a colophon in which John Carter, the printer, solicited...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2021

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported … by Joseph and William Russell.” Joseph Russell and William Russell, two of Providence’s most prominent merchants, made shrewd use of the public prints to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2021

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A VERY large and neat Assortment of English Goods.” Joseph Russell and William Russell, two of the city’s most prominent merchants, regularly advertised in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2021

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “News Carrier.” John Green and Joseph Russell, printers of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy, had more content than would fit in the June 3, 1771, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2021

May 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported in the Snow Tristram, Capt. Shand.” The arrival of the ship Providence in Providence on May 1, 1771, had a significant impact on the contents of the next several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2021

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have just arrived from London, in the Ship Providence, Captain Gilbert, a large Assortment of GOODS.” The arrival of ships in port meant not only new goods in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2021

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Brass candlesticks.” Joseph Russell and William Russell regularly placed advertisements in the Providence Gazette in the late 1760s and early 1770s.  Like many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2021

July 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JOSEPH AND Wm. RUSSELL.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among Providence’s mercantile elite in the decade prior to the American Revolution.  They...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jul 2020

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “POT-ASH, PEARL-ASH, and SALTS.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among the many merchants in New England who sought to acquire potash, pearl ash, and salts in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2020

March 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dwelling-House (improved last by Messieurs Jackson and Updike).” Location!  Location!!  Location!!!  An advertisement in the March 17, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2020

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Printed Catalogues of which will be given gratis.” On December 11, 1769, auctioneer Joseph Russell placed advertisements about an estate sale “At the House of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 22, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” The word “Pot-Ash” caught my attention as I was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2019

March 25

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 25, 1769). “Pepper by the Bag.” Joseph and William Russell advertised a few different commodities, such as pork, pepper,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2019

March 18

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 18, 1769). “Choice Indico.” This advertisement shows that Joseph and William Russell had multiple items for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2019

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (February 20, 1769). “Two Tierces of SUGAR of the first Quality.” Sugar was a sought-after consumer good, closely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2019

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 14, 1769). “To be Sold at the Golden Eagle.” In an era before standardized street numbers, advertisers used a variety of other means to advise...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2019

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 19, 1768).“To be Sold at the GOLDEN EAGLE.” An advertisements that ran several times in the Providence Gazette in the fall of 1768 informed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 22, 1768).“The Snow TRISTRAM … WILL be ready to sail in 14 Days.” In the late 1760s Joseph Russell and William Russell advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2018

“Evidence that his country was once as ours is”

In 1838 a contributor to the Southern Literary Messenger who signed himself (or, less likely, herself) “J.A.” set out to fill column inches by describing two “Relics of the Olden Time,” as the headline had it. Both were in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jul 2018

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