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November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He may take the LIBERTY of craving the continuance of their favours.” John Mason, an upholsterer who ran a shop at the Sign of the Crown and Cushion in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2020

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Being much importuned by sundry young men of the carpenter’s business …” Thomas Nevell was “one of colonial Philadelphia’s most prominent...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2020

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “POOR RICHARD’s ALMANACK, for the Year 1771.” With the arrival of fall in 1770 came the season for advertising almanacs for 1771.  A few advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2020

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “CLOCK and WATCH-MAKER, at the DIAL in WILMINGTON.” Two clock- and watchmakers advertised in the August 16, 1770, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette, but they likely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2020

August 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Has removed his PRINTING-OFFICE from Philadelphia to Burlington.” In the summer of 1770, printer Isaac Collins closed his printing office in Philadelphia in favor of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Scythe, Sickle and Brand-iron.” Samuel Wheeler, a cutler, advised prospective clients that he “undertakes any kind of iron work that any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2020

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Large quantities of sickles, stamped S. PACHALL, in imitation … of my stamp.” For several months in the spring and summer of 1770, Stephen Paschall ran an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2020

June 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Proposes to return as soon as the Importation is opened.” Although many colonists promoted “domestic manufactures” as alternative to imported goods...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SICKLES, ready prepared for the Harvest.” As summer approached in 1770, James Hendricks announced to readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette that he had “ONE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2020

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN entire Assortment of all Kinds of DRUGS.” In eighteenth-century American newspapers, compositors did not organize advertisements according to category or classification. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2020

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Crown and Shoe.” Many shopkeepers and artisans adorned their places of business with imaginative signs, both painted and carved.  Although relatively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2020

May 3

What advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sign of the Hunting-Side-Saddle.” A striking image of a saddle embellished Elias Botner’s advertisement in the Postscript Extraordinary to the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2020

April 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A real good INK.” When it came to opposing the taxes inflicted on the American colonies by Parliament, every small act of resistance mattered.  That was the message...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2020

March 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “[For more new Advertisements, see the Fourth Page.]” The first page of the March 8, 1770, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette consisted almost entirely of the masthead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2020

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements, &c. of a moderate size, shall be done at two hours notice.” Having previously advertised in the Pennsylvania Chronicle, the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2020

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

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