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September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The best Clubs, and the greatest Entertainments in this City, were at the above Tavern.” Samuel Fraunces was one of the most illustrious tavernkeepers of his day. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2020

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “PETER VIANY.  CONTINUES to teach Fencing and Dancing.” Peter Vianey taught dancing and fencing in New York in the late 1760s and early 1770s.  To attract...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 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 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES REPAIR’D by J. SIMNETT.” Near the end of the summer of 1770, watchmaker John Simnet went quiet in the pages of the New-Hampshire Gazette.  In late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2020

August

Who was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Parcel of young healthy NEW NEGROES.” A woodcut that crudely depicted four figures, presumably enslaved men, women, and children, adorned an advertisement in the August...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2020

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hear of good Encouragement, by applying to the Printer at the Exchange.” By the late 1760s, entrepreneurial colonists established and advertised “intelligence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2020

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Their ware is equal if not superior to any made in America or imported.” Odgens, Laight, and Company, proprietors of the Vesuvius Air Furnace in Newark, New Jersey,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Pencill’d China,” “Burnt Image China,” “Blue and white China.” Like many other colonial shopkeepers, George Ball published an extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2020

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Horn combs, and ivory fine teeth’d ditto.” Nicholas Bogart sold an assortment of goods at his shop “In the Broad-Way” in New York.  He listed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2020

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD … the Sign, Counters, Shelves and Drawers, and all the Shop Utensils.” For a while, Mrs. Willett kept the shop formerly operated by her deceased husband,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2020

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Chisels … superior in Quality to those imported from Great Britain.” Abeel and Byvanck sold ironmongery and cutlery in New York in the early 1770s. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2020

April 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A few Casks of Liverpool Ale, imported before the Non-Importations Agreement.” For four weeks in March and April 1770, John, Thomas, and Samuel Franklin inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2020

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sold on as low terms, as before the non-importation took place.” On the first day of March 1770, an advertisement in the New-York Journal informed prospective customers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2020

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Best accounts of fashions have been sent over by every packet.” Thomas Charles Willett listed “A Great Variety” of garments, textiles, adornments,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2020

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sons of Liberty in general, might there commemorate the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp-Act.” As the fourth anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act approached,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2020

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A new Non-Importation Agreement.” “A Likely Negro Man and a Wench.” The first two advertisements that appeared in the January 25, 1770, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2020

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Any Ladies uneasy in their shapes, he likewise fits without any incumberance.” Richard Norris, “STAY-MAKER, from LONDON,” made a variety of appeals...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2020

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The whole process … is inserted in Freeman’s New-York Almanack.” This notice appeared among the many advertisements that ran in December 21, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2019

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS by an Advertisement in the Philadelphia Papers …” Did colonists read all of those advertisements that appeared in the pages of early American newspapers?...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2019

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (October 5, 1769). “Any Persons by sending, may be supplied with Victuals abroad.” When she moved to a new location in the fall of 1769, Mrs. Brock...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2019

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