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Reflections from Guest Curator Mary Williams

As a senior History major, I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve solidified my routine of how I go about tackling historical essays and responses. Writing history papers has become a formula for me. It’s a calculated process with a set...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2016

November 18

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 18, 1766).“Coarse Shoes for Negroes.” In this advertisement published in the South-Carolina...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2016

November 17

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (November 17, 1766).“To be sold cheap by John Keteltas … pewter tea-pots.” In this advertisement from the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2016

November 16

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (November 16, 1766).“Opened my House … for the Reception of such Gentlemen and Ladies who may travel this Way.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2016

November 15

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 15, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, FOR CASH, BY Samuel Nightingale … Sealing wax and wafers.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2016

November 13

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 13, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, By THOMAS DOUGHTY, IN DOCK-STREET: CHOICE old Madeira Wine.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Mary Williams

Mary Williams is a senior majoring in Secondary Education and History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society, in her junior year. She has previous experience with...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2016

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