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January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Every lover of his country will encourage … American manufactures.” Benjamin Randolph, one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and successful cabinetmakers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2020

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Sugar-loaf, Pound of Chocolate, and Tea Cannister.” In late 1769 or early 1770, Robert Levers opened a shop on Second Street in Philadelphia....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2020

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A servant, that from Ireland came, / Catherine Waterson her name.” Advertisements concerning runaway indentured servants as well as advertisements concerning runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2019

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

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 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

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

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

April 13

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (April 13, 1769). “CYDER.” In this advertisement, Isaac Gray lists goods for sale, including “CYDER”. Mark...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2019

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The following large assortment of GOODS.” Pennsylvania Gazette (February 9, 1768). Daniel Benezet, John Benezet, and Thomas Bartow placed an advertisement for a “large...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768). “A VERY large, neat and general assortment of looking-glasses.” The copy they composed for their advertisements did not much...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2018

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