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October 15

GUEST CURATOR:  Colleen Barrett What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Apothecary’s SHOP, AT THE Head of Hippocrates.” On October 15, 1771, Nathanael Dabney advertised his apothecary shop in the Essex Gazette....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2021

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He hath to sell also, his Royal Balsam, which is made of American produce.” Two advertisements for patent medicines appeared among the notices in the August 21, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2021

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Boxes of Medicines for Plantation Use … will also contain a Phial of his famous FEVER DROPS.” When apothecary Thomas Stinson purchased the shop and inventory of another apothecary,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2021

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is also by special appointment sold by Mr. Daniel Martin, in Boston.” Many patent medicines were widely available from apothecaries, shopkeepers, and even printers throughout...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2021

Truth, justice, and gratitude

A satire on the legal case between two purveyor’s of medical ointments Felix Albinolo and Thomas Holloway in the form of a dialogue between Mr. Bull, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sawney; with an image with a cartouche “Albinolo’s, or, The St. Come...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Apr 2021

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “&c. &c.” Joshua Brackett placed an advertisement in the February 22, 1771, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette to inform prospective customers that he had...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Feb 2021

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The most effectual Medicine that has ever yet been offered to the Public, for the Cure of an inveterate Scurvy.” John Norton, surgeon and proprietor of “Maredant’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2021

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Fresh from one of the best Druggists in London.” Like many other apothecaries in colonial America, Amos Throop of Providence resorted to newspaper advertising to promote...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2020

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any Gentleman Practitioner may be served … by Letter as well as if present.” Joseph Tilton advertised a “compleat and general Assortment of the best Drugs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2020

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ELIXIRS … PILLS … WATERS.” The partnership of Carne and Poinsett sold a variety of medicines and medical supplies at their shop on Elliott Street in Charleston. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2020

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Patenteed Medicines, too many to be enumerated in an Advertisement.” Oliver Smith advertised a “compleat Assortment of the very best DRUGGS and MEDICINES”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2020

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I took Dr. Weed’s Syrup for the Bloody Flux, which gave me immediate ease.” An advertisement for “Dr. Weed’s Syrup and Powder for the Bloody Flux”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2020

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A LARGE quantity of PATENT and FAMILY MEDICINES.” Sometimes the advertisements in colonial American newspapers gave the impression that just about every purveyor...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2020

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All which he will sell as reasonable as can be afforded in Boston.” In the summer of 1770, Nathaniel Tucker advertised a “large Assortment of DRUGS & MEDECINES,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2020

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “MAREDAUNT’s DROPS, May be had at the Book Store.” The colophon on the final page of the Pennsylvania Journal stated that the newspapers was “Printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2020

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A choice Collection of genuine Patent Medicines.” As was a common practice for colonial printers, Timothy Green often inserted multiple advertisements in the newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “These pills are an infallible cure.” An unnamed advertiser placed a notice for “Dr. HAMMOND’s SPECIFICK PILL” in the November 22, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2019

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 21, 1769). “He will sell as cheap as are sold in Boston, or any Part of New-England.” In the fall of 1769, Amos Throop sold medicines at...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2019

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769). “At Mr. JOSEPH SOLOMAN’S … in Lancaster, by the appointment of Mr. HAMILTON, Surgeon Dentist.” At the same time that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2019

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 10, 1769). “No CURE No PAY.” As part of his marketing efforts, Mr. Hamilton, “Surgeon Dentist and Operator for the Teeth,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2019

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