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August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HATS MANUFACTURED by … NESBITT DEANE.” For many weeks in the summer of 1771, Nesbitt Deane took to the pages of the New-York Journal to advertise hats he made and sold “Aside...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2021

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “86—.” For several weeks in 1771, Nesbitt Deane promoted “HATS, MANUFACTURED by the Advertiser” in the New-York Journal.  His advertisements concluded with “86—,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2021

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Work that has been damag’d by Watch-Butchers, repair’d.” For more than a year, starting in the winter of 1769 and continuing well into the summer of 1770, watchmakers John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2021

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS of a moderate Length (accompanied with the Pay) are inserted in this Paper three Weeks for Four Shillings Lawful Money.” Today marks two thousand days of production...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2021

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “James Sloan … hath thought proper to advertise me his Wife for absconding from him.” In the wake of marital discord in the Sloan household, James placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2021

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Philip House, who has been for some Years past the Carrier of this Paper, is now discharged from my Business.” When Thomas Green and Samuel Green, printers of the Connecticut...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2021

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “His Stay in this City will be but a few Weeks.” Michael Poree, a surgeon dentist, occasionally placed newspaper advertisements in New York in the late 1760s and early...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2021

April 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A CONCERT … For the Benefit of a respectable but distressed Family of ORPHANS.” An advertisement in the April 11, 1771, edition of the New-York Journal invited...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2021

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON, on the Death of the Revs. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The simultaneous commemoration and commodification of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2021

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE celebrated Sermon preached … on the Death of the late Rev. Mr. George Whitefield … By JOHN WESLEY.” Word of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “To all the Friends of LIBERTY … 61 71.” Last week the Adverts 250 Project featured this advertisement calling on “all the Friends of LIBERTY”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2021

February 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Celebrating the Repeal of the oppressive Stamp-Act.” Just as Americans participated in the commodification of events associated with the American Revolution several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2021

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A great many other articles, suitable for traveling merchants.” John Watson, a merchant, sold a variety of goods at his store on Cart and Horse Street in New York. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2021

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The promotion of which vivifieth individuals, and tendeth towards the elevation and enriching of THE LAND WE LIVE IN.” Robert Bell was one of the most innovative, industrious,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2021

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-YEARS PRESENTS.” In the late colonial period, most advertisers did not prompt prospective customers to think of their merchandise in association with Christmas...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2020

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 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Just received per the Hopewell … 53 56.” John Morton’s advertisement for a “Neat and general Assortment of Good suitable for the Season”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New and astonishing performances in the dexterity of hand.” Eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements sometimes provide insight into the popular culture and entertainment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2020

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago this week? “There is no other Art so various perhaps and universal in its Influence, as Music.” D. Propert and W. C. Hulett took very different approaches to promoting music...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2020

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