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When Balch Came Back

In early October 1775, Nathaniel Balch the hatter left London and sailed back home to America.On 23 December, the Providence Gazette reported on news from the preceding days:Captain Gorham is arrived at Nantucket from London, after a Passage of eleven...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Dec 2019

The Voyage of Nathaniel Balch

Earlier this year I introduced the figure of Nathaniel Balch, a hatter who was prominent in Boston society before and after the Revolutionary War. Balch was close to Revolutionary leaders, particularly John Hancock. In August 1769, Balch entertained at...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Dec 2019

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The lowest Price of Lemmons.”   John Crosby’s advertisements were a familiar sight for readers of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2019

Arminia Vivarini

Nef Ewer, Late 16th century, Murano Italy.Courtesy Milwaukee Art MuseumOn the afternoon of Friday, 22 March 1521, The Venetian Senate - then called the ‘Pregadi’ - reconvened after lunch. Senator Marino Sanuto (the Younger) recorded in his...
From: Conciatore on 6 Nov 2019

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 21, 1769). “He will sell as cheap as are sold in Boston, or any Part of New-England.” In the fall of 1769, Amos Throop sold medicines at...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2019

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 15, 1769). “Some evil minded Person or Persons have wickedly and falsely spread a Report, that I put Soap Suds and Pot-Ash in my Bread.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2019

Exhibition Review: “Food: Bigger than the Plate”

By Catherine Price The Food: Bigger than the Plate exhibition is taking place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from May until October 2019. The exhibition takes you on a journey through the four zones of Composting; Farming; Trading; and Eating....
From: The Recipes Project on 15 Aug 2019

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769). “He will sell so as shopkeepers can afford to retail them again.” When watchmaker Christopher Syberry announced to the public that he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2019

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 24, 1769) “All cheap for Cash, or West-India Produce.” When John Fitton advertised several commodities in the Providence Gazette in the late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2019

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (June 19, 1769). “Elegant PICTURES, Framed and glazed in AMERICA.” Late in the spring of 1769, bookseller Garrat Noel placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2019

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 15, 1769). “Half a Dollar per Dozen, it being the lowest that I can get them to yet.” Two advertisers offered lemons for sale in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 3, 1769). “He will engage to sell as cheap … as any Person in Providence.” When he advertised “ European and East-India GOODS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2019

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 4, 1769).“Best HARD SOAP at 6d. by the box.” In the spring of 1769, Freer Armston,, a chandler and soap boiler in Norfolk,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2019

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 7, 1769). “Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement from the New-Hampshire Gazette, shopkeeper John Adams promoted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2019

March 11

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (March 11, 1769). “JOSEPH BELCHER … makes and sells Pewter Ware.” In this advertisement Joseph Belcher attempted to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2019

Arminia Vivarini

Nef Ewer, Late 16th century, Murano Italy.Courtesy Milwaukee Art MuseumOn the afternoon of Friday, 22 March 1521, The Venetian Senate - then called the ‘Pregadi’ - reconvened after lunch. Senator Marino Sanuto (the Younger) recorded in his...
From: Conciatore on 6 Mar 2019

February 24

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 24, 1769). “Watches repair’d or clean’d.” In late February 1769, the New Hampshire Gazette featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 4, 1769). “They CAN, DO, and WILL, sell as cheap for Cash as any Merchant or Shop-keeper in New-England.” In their advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2019

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 28, 1769). “He determines to sell as cheap for cash as any in Providence.” Thomas Greene’s advertisement for “A fresh Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2019

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