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March 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We have neither Time nor Room for any Extracts.” Several advertisements ran at the bottom of the final column on the third page of the March 31, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2020

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The trifling expence of a News Paper.” Colonists did not have to subscribe to newspapers to gain access to their contents.  Some subscribers passed along newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2020

Killer Advertising—How Canadians Were Sold the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Kate Barker As news reports come in of scammers trying to leverage a global pandemic into profit at the expense of Canadians, it is an interesting time to examine the equivalent during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Patent medicine companies and others...
From: Borealia on 23 Mar 2020

The Noble Radical: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond

By Stephen Basdeo On 22 February 1735 Charles Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, and his wife, Sarah Cadogan, welcomed into the world a son, whom they named Charles, after the father. The young Charles received the upbringing that was typical to many of the...

The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784

East Florida only had one newspaper in the colony’s entire history. The newspaper went live during the final year of the American War for... The post The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Waste Not, Want Not: Transforming Waste into Food – Skimmed Milk

By Lesley Steinitz Fancy some pig’s wash with your granola? In the late nineteenth century, the ‘pig’s wash’ – a euphemism also for vomit – was skimmed milk. It was so-named because it had been the sour leftovers after...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Feb 2020

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The House to be supplied with the News-Papers for the Amusement of his Customers.” When Daniel Jones opened a tavern “at the Sign of the HAT and HELMET”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2020

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Auction-Hall, KING-STREET … BOSTON.” John Gerrish, “Public Vendue-Master” or auctioneer, continued his endeavor to extend the range of his advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2020

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AUCTION HALL … JOHN GERRISH, (And COMPANY).” This week the Adverts 250 Project has examined John Gerrish’s attempts to expand his media market beyond newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2020

Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain

The efforts of the American Provincial Congress at the beginning of the revolutionary war against Great Britain offer the perfect case study to understand... The post Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain...

Sisters in Arms

I’ve been searching high and low for Salem suffragists, and I have found some, but it’s been a difficult search as there are no extant papers of the “Woman Suffrage Club” of Salem that I can find: newspaper articles, a few flyers,...
From: streets of salem on 1 Feb 2020

The Working Man’s Robin Hood: The Writings of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)

By Stephen Basdeo In 1832, the publisher Charles Knight had a bright idea: every Saturday he would publish a new magazine which whose aim was to educate working-class readers about their world. It would not contain news, and would therefore be exempt...

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD AT William Scott’s Store.” When it came to disseminating his advertisements widely, William Scott was more industrious than most merchants, shopkeepers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2020

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At William Scott’s STORE, North Side of Faneuil-Hall, Boston.” William Scott made sure that he placed his advertisement for various textiles and “a great...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2020

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE MARYLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR 1770.” The Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project draw their contents from several databases of eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2020

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” It has been more than a year since any “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS” from Charles Crouch’s South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2020

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Price of a Year’s paper is in itself trifling.” As 1769 drew to a close, John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, placed two timely advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 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

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (November 20, 1769). “TO BE SOLD BY Harbottle Dorr …” Harbottle Dorr is not a household name today, but Dorr remains well known...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2019

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