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October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is hoped he will meet with the Encouragement of the Public in General, and particularly of all true Lovers of their Country.” Like many other newspapers published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2020

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The ACADEMY in LEEDS … in England.” Readers of the Newport Mercury likely recognized many or even most of the names that appeared among the advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2020

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (August 14, 1769). ““ADvertisements of a common Length will be inserted 3 Weeks in this Paper at Three Shillings and Nine Pence Lawful Money.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2019

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 31, 1769). “The Shoe-making Business is still carried on at her Shop.” Elizabeth Mumford did not insert herself into the public prints until necessity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2019

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 24, 1769). “This valuable tincture … sold … at Mrs. CROSSWALL’S in Thames-street[,] Newport.” In the summer of 1769, Mr. Hamilton,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2019

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769). “Almost every other Article common to a Shop, and too many to enumerate in an Advertisement.” Thomas Green inserted a lengthy advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2019

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (October 10, 1768).“To be sold … by Freelove Saunders.” In October 1768, Freelove Saunders inserted an advertisement for imported textiles, adornments,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2018

September 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (September 26, 1768).“A Dancing-School is not for Diversion or Exercise only, but is designed to reform their Manners and Behaviour.” When fall arrived...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Sep 2018

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (September 5, 1768).“He will clean a Clock and keep it in good Repair three Years for One Dollar.” When Robert Proud turned to the Newport Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2018

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (August 15, 1768).“A likely new Negro Boy … just got clear of the Small-Pox.” When he wished to sell an enslaved youth in the summer of 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2018

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 11, 1768).“To be Particular in the different Species of said Assortment, would be Tedious.” When Nathaniel Bird opened a new store on Thames Street...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2018

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (April 25, 1768).“John Stevens, near Liberty-Tree.” In the spring of 1768 Charles Dunbar, a gardener, placed an advertisement in the Newport Mercuryto...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2018

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS, not exceeding Sixteen Lines, are inserted Three Weeks for Three Shillings.” In addition to the masthead on the first page, most eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 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

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (June 29, 1767).“Those Persons who will send their Victuals, ready prepared, may depend upon being well served.” John Jent, a baker in Newport, sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2017

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (June 8, 1767).“At as low a Rate for Cash as can be bought at any Shop in Newport.” In the June 8, 1767, edition of the Newport Mercury, Josias Lyndon...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2017

April 6

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (April 6, 1767).“To be sold by BENJAMIN MASON, THE Hull of the Sloop THOMAS, … Whale Boats, Whale Irons and Warps.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2017

March 16

GUEST CURATOR: Daniel McDermott What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (March 16, 1767).“Baizes, Duffels, Shalloons, Tammies, Calimancoes.” William Cornell placed this advertisement for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2017

February 23

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Holleran What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Gazette (February 23, 1767).“Nutmegs, Copperass, Allum, Pepper, Tea.” This advertisement interested me because of its length....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2017

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