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May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALLEN … will sell … at a very little more than the Sterling Cost.” Jolley Allen made his advertisements in the Boston Evening-Post, the Boston Gazette, the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2022

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Oils…  Paints…  Varnishes… GUMS.” When it appeared in the Supplement to the Boston-Gazette on May 11, 1772, John Gore and Son’s advertisement for paint and supplies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2022

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Oils…  Paints… Varnishes… GUMS.” John Gore and Son’s advertisement for an “Assortment of Painters Oil and Colours” available “At the Painters-Arms in Queen-Street”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2022

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Oils … Paints … Varnishes … GUMS.” John Gore and Son’s advertisement in the April 27, 1772, edition of the Boston-Gazette raises all sorts of interesting questions. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2022

April 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Be very punctual in their Publications … and be particularly careful in circulating the Papers.” The first page of the April 2, 1772, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2022

March 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Enquire of the printer.” Printing offices were hubs for circulating information in colonial America, but not all of the information that passed through printing offices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2022

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “No Advertisements will for the future be published in this paper, without the money is first paid.” Colonial printers frequently inserted notices into their newspapers to advise...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2022

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He does not receive a Sufficiency from his Subscribers to defray even the Expence of Paper on which the Gazette is printed.” It was a familiar refrain.  John Carter, printer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2022

January 31

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD A LIKELY Negro Woman.” An advertisement in the January 31, 1772, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette offered a “LIKELY Negro Woman” for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2022

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in the final decades of the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2022

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 19 (New Style) in 1749 (or January 8, 1748/49, Old Style).  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2022

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “(T. b. c.)” Did printers require advertisers to pay for their notices in advance?  They frequently extended credit to subscribers and regularly placed their own notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2021

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “(T. b. c.)” For eight weeks in the fall of 1771, George Olney ran an advertisement for a “compleat Assortment of English and India GOODS” in the Providence Gazette.  His...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2021

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Whoever will bring said Saddle to the Printers hereof … shall be fully rewarded.” Most likely the type for the rest of the newspaper had already been set when the copy for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2021

November 4

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WANTED, A NEGRO BOY … apply to the Printer.” Two issues.  It took only two issues for John Dunlap, the printer of the Pennsylvania Packet, to become...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2021

October 31

GUEST CURATOR:  Jake Luongo Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A YOUNG, sprightly, sober NEGRO BOY … Enquire of the Printer.” This advertisement offers a thirteen-year-old “NEGRO BOY”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2021

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ALL Persons indebted to the Printer of this Paper …” The masthead for the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal proclaimed that its pages “Contain[ed] the freshest...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2021

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “High Gaine has for sale, a great variety of books.” Although some colonial printers reserved the final pages of their newspapers for advertising, not all did so.  In many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2021

October 3

GUEST CURATOR:  Katerina Barbas What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Woman of good character … may hear of a place by inquiring of the Printer hereof.” This advertisement highlights traditional gender roles...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2021

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “PURDIE and DIXON have imported a fresh Assortment of all Kinds of Paper.” Like many other colonial printers, Alexander Purdie and John Dixon took advantage of their access...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2021

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