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Your search for posts with tags containing Placement on Page found 9 posts

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “They have Removed their PRINTING-OFFICE two Doors lower down Queen-Street.” Colonial printers adopted various strategies when it came to inserting advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Persons indebted to him, to discharge the same.” Charles Crouch, the printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal, wanted to make sure that readers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2020

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Kinds of Blanks used in this Province, and good Writing Paper, to be sold by the Printer hereof.” Charles Crouch, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “B L A N K S.” John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, regularly inserted an advertisement for printed blanks into his own newspaper in 1770, using one element...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 May 2020

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 29, 1769). “Any Branch of the Painting and Gilding Business.” George Kilcup’s advertisement in the June 29, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2019

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 23, 1769). “FREE and ACCEPTED MASONS … propose to celebrate the FEAST of St. JOHN the Baptist.” Any of the “BRETHREN of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2019

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (November 17, 1768).“Will be presented, a Comedy called the JEALOUS WIFE.” Resorting to creative typography, the compositor for the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2018

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 29, 1768).“Many other Articles too tedious to mention.” In a brief notice in the August 29, 1768, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2018

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 21, 1768).“Just published in Pamphlets, and to be sold by CHARLES CROUCH.” In an advertisement that appeared in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2018

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