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Your search for posts with tags containing Multiple Advertisements found 12 posts

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “54 57.” “55 58.” The numbers at the end of bookseller Garret Noel’s advertisement in the December 13, 1770, edition of the New-York Journal would...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2020

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SCONCES.” The partnership of Abeel and Byvanck regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury in 1770.  While it is difficult to determine...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2020

July 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JOSEPH AND Wm. RUSSELL.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among Providence’s mercantile elite in the decade prior to the American Revolution.  They...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jul 2020

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

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (December 29, 1768).“Choice Fresh Lemmons.” Readers of the December 29, 1768, edition of Richard Draper’s Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jan 2019

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 6, 1768).“ANDREW LORD, Has just imported …” In September 1768 Andrew Lord experimented with a marketing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2018

July 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 23, 1768).“A most neat and general Assortment of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS.” It would have been practically impossible for regular readers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jul 2018

June 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 11, 1768).“NICHOLAS TILLINGHAST Has to sell, GOOD Fyal Wine.” Readers of the Providence Gazette encountered a rather brief advertisement at...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jun 2018

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (April 21, 1768).“NATHANIEL and JOHN TWEEDY, Druggists, near the Court-House, Philadelphia.” Druggists Nathaniel Tweedy and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2018

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (October 26, 1767).“To be SOLD, by CHRISTOPHER CHAMPLIN.” Regular readers of the Newport Gazette would not have been surprised to see an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2017

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 11, 1767).“Pork, Rice, and Indigo” The Not-So-Bare Necessities! As we can see in this advertisement, newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2017

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1767).“MANSELL, CORBETT, & Co. HAVE FOR SALE, At their Store in Tradd Street.” Not much distinguished Mansell,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2017

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