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Search Results for "Peruke Maker"

Your search for posts with tags containing Peruke Maker found 12 posts

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “From the Clergymens and Counsellors full Dress Wigs, down to the common cut Bob.” In the late summer and early fall of 1770, Thomas Hewitt, a perukemaker in Annapolis,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2020

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He now carries on the Peruke-Making Business in all its Branches.” Henry Davis, a wigmaker, hairdresser and barber, did not have only a single purpose for placing an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2020

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Many Years experience in the most eminent Shops in London.” As 1769 drew to a close, the residents of Boston and many other cities and towns throughout the colonies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2019

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 4, 1769). “Good Work … equal to any in Boston.” The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century extended far beyond major metropolitan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2019

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 14, 1769). “Gentlemen and others … may depend on the greatest punctuality.” As spring turned to summer in 1769, Robert Gray launched a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2019

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 6, 1769). “Will engage to make Wigs as can be had there.” When Benjamin Gladding, a “PERUKE MAKER and HAIR-DRESSER,” advertised in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2019

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 21, 1768). “The gentlemen of this town would be so kind as to come to his shop to be dressed.” In December 1768, John Roques, a wigmaker and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2018

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 15, 1768).“I am Master of the new Mode, lately invented in London, of making Wigs.” In the advertisements they placed in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2018

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 21, 1768).“Will now undertake to make Kinds of Wigs.” Convenience!  That was the hallmark of Benjamin Gladding’s advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2018

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 6, 1768).“Williams & Stanwood Peruke Makers, Hair Cutters and Dressers.” In eighteenth-century America wigmakers and hairdressers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2018

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 30, 1767).“GEORGE NORMAN, PERUKE-MAKER and HAIR-DRESSER … has opened a shop.” When he opened a new shop in Savannah in 1767, George...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2017

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 2, 1766).“William Godfrey, PERUKE MAKER, ACQUAINTS the publick that he has opened shop/” What was a peruke maker? Once again we discover that eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2016

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