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March 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Both the above Houses are well situated for Business.” Location, location, location!  Several real estate notices ran in the March 16, 1771, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2021

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Near LIBERTY TREE, BOSTON.” Purveyors of goods and services in Boston used a variety of means to specify their locations in 1771.  William Taylor and Peter Hughes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2021

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has removed from his SHOP … to the Shop lately improved by Mr. James M’Donough.” George Craigie’s advertisement in the December 21, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2020

December 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the store lately improved by Mr. Robert Gould, opposite the sign of the Crown and Sceptre in Back-street.” Francis Shaw, Jr., stocked a “LARGE and neat Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Dec 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large convenient House … finely situated on the main Street.” Location!  Location!  Location!  Francis Symonds highlighted the location of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2020

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said HILLER has to sell, a Variety of Watch Chains, Strings, Keyes, Seals.” When Joseph Hiller, a clock- and watchmaker, set up shop in a new location, he inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2020

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mourning rings cheaper than has ever been done in this city.” Upon the occasion of moving to a new location, jeweler and goldsmith James Bennet placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2020

April 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At his Shop next to the Printing Office.” Throughout the eighteenth century, most residences and businesses did not have standardized street addresses.  City directories...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 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

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 2, 1769). “TWO large and compleat Assortments of Goods.” In advertisements that appeared regularly in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2019

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 19, 1769). “ELIZA BRAITHWAITE … is removed from Mrs. Wood’s, to Mrs. M’Cullouch’s.” Eliza Braithwaite, a milliner...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2019

Corpus Lingustics Course Week

I’m still working on a FutureLearn/Lancaster University course on Corpus Linguistics (CL). It runs for 8 weeks and is much more work than any of the previous FutureLearn courses that I have undertaken, so whether I’ll get to the end of it...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 28 Sep 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 22, 1769). “WATCHES. SIMNET, London-Watch-Maker.” Over the course of many months, readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette became quite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2019

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 22, 1769). “Private LODGINGS … very convenient for those who use the Stage-Boats.” Location! Location! Location!!! In the summer of 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2019

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 27, 1769). “At the Shop in Beach-Street, (lately improved by Winthrop and Roswell Saltonstall.)” Like many other merchants and shopkeepers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2019

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 14, 1768).“A suit of Broad Cloth, full trim’d.” By the time he “opened a Taylors Shop” in Portsmouth late in the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2018

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 4, 1768).“A proper supply of GOODS will be sent to their stores at DORCHESTER and MONCK’S CORNER.” For six...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2018

June 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 17, 1768).“A new Shop … near Swing or Liberty Bridge.” When Zechariah Beal, a cobbler, set up shop in a new location he placed an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2018

Black Women Intellectuals and the Politics of Dislocation

In light of the recent tragic stories of family separation occurring on the Mexico-United States border, what instantly came to my mind was America’s history of dislocation through American slavery. From the United States’s conception, the...
From: The Junto on 11 Jun 2018

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post- Boy (June 6, 1768).“His House is very well calculated for an Inn.” When Josiah F. Davenport opened an inn on Third Street in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2018

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