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January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Said Morton has to dispose of, a large and very neat assortment of gilt and plain frame looking-glasses and sconces.” Hugh Gaine, “Printer, Bookseller, and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2021

January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADDRESS To those who possess a PUBLIC SPIRIT.” When bookseller Robert Bell inserted a notice about upcoming auctions in the January 3, 1771, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2021

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Exhibiting his Art of Dexterity of Hand.” As 1770 came to an end and 1771 began, William Patridge, an itinerant performer, took to the pages of the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2020

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Beds and window curtains in the newest taste, as practised in London.” An array of merchants and shopkeepers placed advertisements for imported goods in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Goods of the best qualities, and newest patterns.” George Fenner stocked a variety of textiles and clothing at his store on Broad Street in New York.  In an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2020

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any quantity of seedling plants of the different species, can be got ready at a short notice, to be shipped to any Part of the World.” Thomas Vallentine wanted his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 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

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Two valuable negro men, and a negro wench with a female child.” Auctioneers Thomas William Moore and Company regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2020

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THE two First PARTS of the LIFE of the late Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” News of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2020

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Sorts of Gold, Silver, and Silk.” Barnaby Andrews, an “IMBROIDERER,” placed a notice in the October 22, 1770, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2020

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hutchin’s Improved:  BEING AN ALMANACK … For the Year of our LORD 1771.” By the middle of October 1770, advertisements for almanacs for 1771 began...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2020

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has made a considerable Improvement in the Construction of those Shears.” When he started a new business in 1770, Cornelius Atherton placed an advertisement to alert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be SOLD … Best PORTER.” Colonial printers often devoted as much space to advertising as news, editorials, and other content in their newspapers.  Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2020

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “… practised by very few in ENGLAND, and those esteemed the best Mechanicks in Europe.” Like many other artisans who migrated to the colonies in the eighteenth-century,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2020

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Coopers Bung borers, adzes, howells, compasses, crozes, bitts and rivets.” In the 1770s, when merchants and shopkeepers enumerated the “general assortment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2020

August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We shall just give the Sentiments of the Authors of the Monthly and Critical Review concerning it.” Much of Garrat Noel’s advertisement in the August 13, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2020

August 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The FLYING MACHINE.” Partners John Barnhill and John Mercereau took different approaches to adverting their stage wagon service between New York and Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2020

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He hopes this will be an additional recommendation to every sincere lover of AMERICA.” In the summer of 1770, Dennis McReady, a tobacconist on Horse and Cart Street...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2020

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD, By ELIZABETH VAN DYCK.” The front page of the July 30, 1770, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury featured a letter “To the PRINTER”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jul 2020

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Catalogues may be had the day of viewing at the place of sale.” On Monday, July 2, 1770, John Taylor ran an advertisement that announced an auction scheduled for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2020

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