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Your search for posts with tags containing Magdalen Devine found 4 posts

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 28, 1769). “A likely healthy Negroe … to dispose of.” Shopkeeper Magdalen Devine occasionally advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 17, 1767).“At the Sign of.” Magdalen Devine frequently placed advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette throughout 1767. Often a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2017

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 22, 1767).“A NEAT assortment of coarse, fine and superfine broadcloths.” Readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette would have recognized...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2017

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (May 14, 1767).“Imported … by MAGDALEN DEVINE … the following goods.” Compared to their male counterparts, female...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2017

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