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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

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The following BOOKS.” Lathrop and Smith made a significant investment in their advertisement that ran in the June 4, 1770, edition of the Connecticut Courant. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2020

May 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THIS Pamphlet was published for the Benefit of Prisoners of Philadelphia Goal [Jail].” At first glance the advertisement did not look much different than others that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 May 2020

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “POT-ASH, PEARL-ASH, and SALTS.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among the many merchants in New England who sought to acquire potash, pearl ash, and salts in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2020

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mourning rings cheaper than has ever been done in this city.” Upon the occasion of moving to a new location, jeweler and goldsmith James Bennet placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2020

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Chisels … superior in Quality to those imported from Great Britain.” Abeel and Byvanck sold ironmongery and cutlery in New York in the early 1770s. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2020

April 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SHIP-CHANDLERY.” William Price deployed typography to attract attention to his advertisement for “BEST Bridport CANVAS, and sundry other Articles” in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2020

March 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The best French gloves and mits, free from spots, at 12s6. per pair.” Like many other shopkeepers in Charleston and throughout the colonies, William Stukes stocked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2020

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SALE at William Neilson’s Store.” In addition to advertising his wares in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, the New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 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 2 Mar 2020

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sold on as low terms, as before the non-importation took place.” On the first day of March 1770, an advertisement in the New-York Journal informed prospective customers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2020

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

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