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August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As low a Price, as … can be purchased for at any Shop in th[i]s Town.” In the summer of 1771, Richard Jennys sold a “Variety of English, Scotch and India Goods” at his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Aug 2021

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Now Selling very Cheap.” In the decades prior to the American Revolution, purveyors of goods and services regularly incorporated appeals to price into their advertisements. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2021

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell as cheap … as can be purchased anywhere on the Continent.” Purveyors of goods and services frequently made appeals to price to entice prospective customers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2021

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Sold as low as at any Store or Shop in Town.” Advertisements for consumer goods in eighteenth-century newspapers frequently included appeals to price.  In the June 10,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2021

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As neat, as good, as handsome, as cheap, as ever was, or can be fabricated in New England.” In the late 1760s and early 1770s, James Haslett and Matthew Haslett occasionally...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2021

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All as cheap as they can be bought in Boston.” From New Hampshire to Georgia, purveyors of consumer goods frequently made appeals to price in their newspaper advertisements. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2021

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Lower Terms than can be at any Shop or Store in the Province.” Although “Sadler and Jockey Cap-Maker” Richard Sharwin signed his entire name at the end...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2021

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Parents and Masters may depend upon being as well used by sending their Children and Servants, as if present themselves.” Edward Emerson took to the pages of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2021

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “All Persons that now choose to encourage American Manufactures.” On January 24, 1771, Robert Bell continued marketing an American edition of “Robertson’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2021

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell for the following Prices.” K. Sexton sold books at a shop “Near the Great Bridge in Hartford” in the early 1770s. Like many other early American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2021

Press Coverage of the Owen Richards Riot

On 21 May 1770, Green and Russell’s Boston Post-Boy reported: Last Friday Night Owen Richards, one of the Tidesmen belonging to the Custom-House, was Tarred, Feathered and Carted thro’ the Town for several hours, for having as ’tis...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Dec 2020

John Haslet’s World: An Ardent Patriot, the Delaware Blues, and the Spirit of 1776

John Haslet’s World: An Ardent Patriot, the Delaware Blues, and the Spirit of 1776 by David Price. (Nashville, TN: Knox Press, 2020) “‘Noted for his... The post John Haslet’s World: An Ardent Patriot, the Delaware Blues, and...

December 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mrs. Winter, makes and sells, silk Purses.” William Winter offered his services as a notary in an advertisement in the December 14, 1770, edition of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Dec 2020

Prospect: The Light Ages by Seb Falk

There are few easier ways to enrage a medievalist than to refer to the era they study as ‘the Dark Ages’. But those who think of the medieval world – and medieval Catholicism in particular – as the antithesis of reason and progress,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Nov 2020

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...
From: Conciatore on 23 Oct 2020

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 27 Jul 2020

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Cheap for Cash or Melasses.” On July 14, 1770, John Fitton advertised “NEW-made Poughkeepsie Flour, by the Quantity and Barrel, and a few Barrels of Long-Island...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2020

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES KEPT in REPAIR for Two Shillings and six pence Sterling per YEAR.” John Simnet’s advertisement in the July 13, 1770, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2020

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All which he will sell as reasonable as can be afforded in Boston.” In the summer of 1770, Nathaniel Tucker advertised a “large Assortment of DRUGS & MEDECINES,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2020

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Supplied with genuine Medicines, very cheap.” In the summer of 1770, Amos Throop sold a “compleat Assortment of MEDICINES” at his shop in Providence, appropriately...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2020

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