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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

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

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

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

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

August

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Run-away … a Molatto Fellow named BEN.” On July 20, 1771, Ben, an enslaved man, liberated himself from Isaac Woodruff of Waterbury, Connecticut.  Two...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2021

“Mounted on the goat richly caparisoned for the occasion”

Robert Donkin was born in 1727 and by the eventful year of 1745 was an officer in the British army. In the Seven Years’ War he served as an aide to Gen. Thomas Fowke and Gen. William Rufane. In 1772 Capt. Donkin married Mary Collins, daughter of a clergyman....
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Jun 2021

June 17

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For further Particulars, enquire of Edes & Gill.” Two short advertisements about enslaved people appeared in the June 17, 1771, edition of the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2021

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … a Negro Man named GLASGOW.” Near the end of April 1770, Dover, an enslaved man, liberated himself from Nathaniel Sperry of New Haven.  As the anniversary of Dover...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A large and elegant Assortment of Chinces, Callicoes, printed Cottons … at the House of Mr. Russell in Long-Lane.” Following the custom of the time, the May 20, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2021

“A view or plan of the battle of Bunker’s hill”

On 10 May 1816, the Wilkesbarre Gleaner newspaper, published by Charles Miner, announced a discovery about the Battle of Bunker Hill, more than forty years earlier. According to a reprint in Niles’s Weekly Register the following month, it said:...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Apr 2021

The Lost DeBerniere Manuscripts

On 30 June 1775, Ens. Henry DeBerniere was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the 10th Regiment of Foot. Nine months later, on 17 March 1776, he evacuated Boston with the rest of the British military. That departure was rushed enough that Lt. DeBerniere...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Apr 2021

April 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A POEM. By Doctor GOLDSMITH, author of THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD and THE TRAVELLER.” In the spring of 1771, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford, printers in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2021

Reverse Course on the Copley Cartoon?

Yesterday I mused about the possibility that a British political cartoon inspired some elements of the Loyall Nine’s anti-Stamp Act protests in late 1765—in particular, hanging the stamp agents in effigy and dedicating a tree to liberty. That...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Mar 2021

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