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Your search for posts with tags containing Limited Time found 10 posts

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Printers will not Promise to exchange after the first of August next.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, gave one of their advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2022

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He intends to stay a month only in this city.” John Siemon, a furrier, planned to remain in New York for a short time, “a month only,” so he quickly set about introducing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2021

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As the Owner is returning immediately to ENGLAND, he will sell them on very low Terms.” An anonymous advertiser informed readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette that he offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2021

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Shoes sold cheap.” Joseph Smith and Jacob Thompson competed for customers.  Both placed advertisements in the September 6, 1771, edition of the Connecticut Journal to promote...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2021

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Mr. SAUNDERS’s stay in this City will be but a few weeks.” Like many other itinerant performers, Hyman Saunders, an illusionist, placed newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2021

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “His Stay in this City will be but a few Weeks.” Michael Poree, a surgeon dentist, occasionally placed newspaper advertisements in New York in the late 1760s and early...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2021

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He intends to CONTINUE his PERFORMANCES a few Nights.” When Hymen Saunders, an illusionist, arrived in New York from Europe in the fall of 1770, he placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2021

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

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “May be had … till Capt. Schermerhorn’s Sloop sails.” The colophon for the South-Carolina and American General Gazette indicated that it was published by...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2020

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 30, 1766).“If not disposed of in 10 Days will be repacked.” This advertisement announced the eighteenth-century version of a “limited time only”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2016

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.