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December 7

“EQUAL, if not SUPERIOR, to any imported from ENGLAND. Witness our Hands.” When colonists adopted nonimportation agreements to protest duties imposed on imported paper, glass, lead, paint, and tea by the Townshend Acts, many also advocated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 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

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 19, 1769). “ELIZA BRAITHWAITE … is removed from Mrs. Wood’s, to Mrs. M’Cullouch’s.” Eliza Braithwaite, a milliner...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2019

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 19, 1769). “AMERICAN PAPER HANGINGS, MANUFACTURED in Philadelphia.” Like many other advertisers, Plunket Fleeson, an upholsterer, launched...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2019

Joshua Barney, the Hyder-Ally ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath

One of the most colorful men to seek and earn an officer’s commission in the Continental Navy was Joshua Barney. He was a man... The post Joshua Barney, the <i>Hyder-Ally</i> ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath appeared first on Journal...

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (October 16, 1769). “Just published … Father ABRAHAM’S ALMANACK.” It was one of the signs that fall had arrived in the colonies:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2019

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 5, 1769). “For the Encouragement of those who are willing to promote American Manufactories.” While the Townshend Acts remained in effect,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 28, 1769). “A likely healthy Negroe … to dispose of.” Shopkeeper Magdalen Devine occasionally advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2019

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (September 18, 1769). “DANCING MASTER.” Advertisements in the September 18, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Chronicle reminded readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2019

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769). “At the Sign of the Boot and Shoe.” In an advertisement that ran in the September 7, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2019

August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 10, 1769). “At present it seems peculiarly the interest of America to encourage her own manufactories.” In August 1769, Richard Wistar...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Tristan J. New and Joseph Galloway’s Efforts for a Peaceful Resolution with Great Britain

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews budding scholar Tristan J. New about Joseph Galloway and his proposal for a peaceful political resolution with... The post This Week on Dispatches: Tristan J. New and Joseph Galloway’s...

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR CONTINUING AND IMPROVING The PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard launched an advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 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 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769). “DANIEL GRANT … HAS now opened a HOUSE of ENTERTAINMENT.” A nascent hospitality and tourism industry emerged in America in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2019

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 27, 1769). “SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in … in different parts of America.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (June 22, 1769). “BETWEEN the sixth and seventh day, / MARY NOWLAND ran away.” Advertisements for runaway servants and slaves regularly appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2019

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 15, 1769). “ROBERT AITKEN, Bookseller, From Glasgow.” Robert Aitken, a bookseller, kept shop in Philadelphia only briefly in 1769. In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2019

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (May 18, 1769). “Particular care will be taken to do Advertisements, Blanks, &c. on very short notice.” When Joseph Crukshank opened a printing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2019

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 13, 1769). “The Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE … is very desirous to extend its Utility.” On May 13, 1769, William Goddard published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2019

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