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October 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “New Advertisements.” What qualified as front page news in eighteenth-century American newspapers?  Even asking that question reveals a difference between how...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Oct 2020

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon occasion’d by the sudden and much lamented Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the wake of George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2020

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN Elegiac POEM, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD … By PHILLIS.” On October 11, 1770, coverage of George Whitefield’s death on September 30 continued...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2020

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Black Boy and Butt in Cornhill.” In an advertisement in the September 13, 1770, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some People have surmised that the above Advertisement was inserted only to amuse the Publick.” Henry Barnes, a merchant, did not meet with success the first time...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2020

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They were all imported before the Non-Importation Agreement commenced.” As fall approached in 1770, Richard Jennys ran advertisement for a “Variety of English,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 2020

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Two Negro Men, supposed to have gone off in Company.” Two Black men, known to their enslavers as Boston and Newport, liberated themselves in the summer of 1770. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2020

August 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Orders having been left with Mr. Jennings for that purpose.” Advertisements for lost, missing, and stolen items frequently appeared in newspapers from New England to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2020

June 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “English GOODS, imported agreeable to the Non-importation Agreement.” Joshua Gardner listed a variety of imported “English GOODS” in his advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jun 2020

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The other Advertisements must be deferred to next Week.” John Crosby, who sold citrus fruits “at the Sign of the Basket of Lemmons,” and George Spriggs,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2020

April 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A small Assortment of English Goods.” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson placed an advertisement offering cash for “POT and PEARL ASH” in the April 9,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2020

April 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Seeds.” It was a sign of spring.  Just as advertisements for almanacs told readers of colonial newspapers that fall had arrived and the new year was coming, advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2020

March 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A small Assortment of English Goods, (imported before the late Agreements of the Merchants).” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson offered cash for “Merchantable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2020

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All sorts of English Goods, imported before the Non-importation Agreement took place.” Richard Draper, printer of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2020

March 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Landing of – Troops in the Year 1768.” At the time of the Boston Massacre, more newspapers were published in that city than any other in the colonies. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2020

February 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “All of which were imported before the Non-Importation Agreement took Place.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers frequently incorporated details about how they came...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Feb 2020

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The House to be supplied with the News-Papers for the Amusement of his Customers.” When Daniel Jones opened a tavern “at the Sign of the HAT and HELMET”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2020

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AUCTION HALL … JOHN GERRISH, (And COMPANY).” This week the Adverts 250 Project has examined John Gerrish’s attempts to expand his media market beyond newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2020

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Induce those Gentlemen who have long been Customers, to renew their Subscription.” Richard Draper, printer of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2019

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisement in Reply to Mr. Samuel Anthony’s, inserted in the first Page of this Paper.” It began as an advertisement concerning “a Negro Man named Cuffe,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2019

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