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September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The French academy.” Francis Daymon, “Master of the FRENCH, LATIN,” placed newspaper advertisements to offer his services as a tutor to the “ladies and gentlemen” of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The following BOOKS, many of them late publications.” During the week of August 15, 1771, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford had more content than would fit in the four...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2021

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ROLLING SCREENS for Cleaning Wheat or Flax-seed.” Christian Fiss devoted half of the space in his advertisement in the July 18, 1771, edition of the Pennsylvania Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2021

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the London Book-Store and Unicorn and Mortar.” Like many booksellers, John Sparhawk also sold patent medicines.  He did not, however, do so as a side venture but instead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2021

July 4

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … a Mulatto Woman Slave, named VIOLET.” On July 4, 1771, Philip Kearney told the story of Violet, an enslaved woman who liberated herself, though...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2021

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS of a moderate Length (accompanied with the Pay) are inserted in this Paper three Weeks for Four Shillings Lawful Money.” Today marks two thousand days of production...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2021

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Frugality and Industry make Mankind rich, free, and happy.” Politics certainly shaped accounts of current events that ran in colonial newspapers during the era of the imperial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2021

April 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A POEM. By Doctor GOLDSMITH, author of THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD and THE TRAVELLER.” In the spring of 1771, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford, printers in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2021

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Spencer has already given convincing proofs of his abilities.” In the spring of 1771, Brent Spencer, a “Coach & Coach Harness MAKER,” opened a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2021

February 21

What do newspaper advertisements published 250 years ago today tell us about the era of the American Revolution? “LIBERTY.  A POEM.” “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Boy named SAY.” Like every other newspaper printer in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2021

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HART and PATTERSON … opened a VENDUE-STORE.” Unlike the vast majority of eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements composed primarily of text, a visual image...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2021

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A DISCOURSE, Occasioned by the DEATH of the Revd. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, was one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2021

January 24

Who was the subject of advertisements in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? “Will be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE … in Baltimore Town, Maryland.” On January 24, 1771, Jacob Giles and W. Young placed an advertisement about an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2021

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Each articles will be put up singly, and in the order of the inventory annexed.” Both the size and format of Richard Tidmarsh’s advertisement on the final page...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “D.K’s performance is scandalous and preposterous.” Lewis Fay’s advertisement in the Pennsylvania Journal caused some controversy.  For several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2020

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “FOR NEWRY, The SHIP SALLY, WILLIAM KEITH, Master.” Readers of the Pennsylvania Chronicle, and, especially, the Pennsylvania Gazette and the Pennsylvania Journal did...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LIBERTY.” “To be sold … A Healthy active young NEGRO MAN.” Liberty and enslavement were intertwined in the 1770s, a paradox that defines the founding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2020

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Experience has taught him to cut hair according to art.” Lewis Fay, a “Periwig Maker and Hair Dresser,” offered his services to the residents of Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2020

November 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “His house is extremely well calculated for the accommodation of GRAND and SHERIFF’S JURIES.” Josiah F. Davenport operated an inn and tavern, the Bunch of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2020

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