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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

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 17, 1769). “Will be sold greatly under the usual Prices, to clear off his Stock.” CLEARANCE SALE!!! Robert Alcock did not deploy a striking headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

“Next Door to Brazen Head”

Yesterday I related how the brazier James Jackson came to Boston from London and by December 1734 opened a shop called the Brazen Head, after its brass-covered sign.That November, Benjamin Franklin directed a letter “To Mr. Henry Price At the...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Dec 2018

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768). “PATRICK MACKEY … has opened a Skinner’s Shop.” When Patrick Mackey arrived in Providence from Philadelphia, he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2018

Ezekiel Price: “Sand was mixt with the powder”

I don’t trust Elkanah Watson’s story of a Continental Army powderhouse stocked with barrels of sand to make the gunpowder supply look bigger than it was. And I completely discount Edward Everett Hale’s statement that Gen. George Washington...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Dec 2018

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 6, 1768).“A List of the Person’s Names may be seen affixed to the Directions.” According to their advertisements,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2018

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 24, 1768).“He does not Doubt but their Cheapness will be sufficient Recommendation to Traders and Shop Keepers to become his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2018

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 14, 1768).“A suit of Broad Cloth, full trim’d.” By the time he “opened a Taylors Shop” in Portsmouth late in the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2018

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 28, 1768).“BOOKS to be sold at the Printing-Office.” Like other printers throughout colonial America, James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2018

The Cheesecake House in Hyde Park

Today we are going to take a look at a building which stood in Hyde Park, on the north side of the Serpentine next to the Ring (a circular track around which the nobility could drive in their carriages). It was known as the Cheesecake House, (among other...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Sep 2018

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