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October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The PRINTING-OFFICE is removed to a new Building.” In the fall of 1772, John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, moved to a new location.  When he did so, he exercised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2021

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “86—.” For several weeks in 1771, Nesbitt Deane promoted “HATS, MANUFACTURED by the Advertiser” in the New-York Journal.  His advertisements concluded with “86—,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2021

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be sold by the Printer hereof.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, frequently supplemented the news accounts, letters, and paid notices in his newspaper with advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2021

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Those who advertise in this Paper … are requested to send them … on Wednesdays.” Richard Draper, printer of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2021

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Encouraged by several gentlemen of eminence in the different provinces, to undertake the publication of the following litterary works, in America.” Robert Bell, one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2021

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sale of the late Rev’d Dr. Sewall’s Library is postponed.” The Adverts 250 Project has recently examined examples of printing in the margins of eighteenth-century newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements in this Paper are well circulated by this Conveyance and by the Western Rider.” On March 7, 1771, John Stavers and Benjamin Hart inserted an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2021

March 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisements, not exceeding 10 or 12 Lines … will be inserted 3 Weeks for 3s9.” Colonial printers regularly called on their customers to settle accounts. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “To all the Friends of LIBERTY … 61 71.” Last week the Adverts 250 Project featured this advertisement calling on “all the Friends of LIBERTY”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Some of our Advertising Customers are intreated to send their Advertisements more correct.” On March 1, 1771, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2021

February 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? ”All Persons … who may incline to have their Advertisements published in the Pennsylvania Gazette … are requested to send the Money with them.” Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2021

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SADLERY WARE.” Ornamental printing helped to make the final page of the supplement that accompanied the January 21, 1771, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN exact List of Blanks and Prizes in Fanueil-Hall Lottery, to [be] seen at the Printing-Office.” Printing offices were hubs for disseminating information in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2021

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said EVITT prints advertisements, &c. at two hours notice.” At first glance, many readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette may have thought that William Evitt’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2021

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We here offer them a Specimen.” Subscribers and others who regularly read the Connecticut Courant immediately notices something different about the November 13,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2020

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The remainder of the Articles will be advertised next Week.” Readers of Boston’s newspapers in the late 1760s and early 1770s would have been familiar with shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2020

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sum of Money must be immediately raised to pay for Paper.” In the eighteenth century, newspaper printers often inserted notices into their own publications to call...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2020

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “[illegible due to ink bleeding through from other side of sheet]” Like many other eighteenth century newspapers, the masthead for the New-Hampshire Gazette proclaimed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2020

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He proposes teaching COTILLONS in the newest taste.” The South Carolina Newspapers collection available via Accessible Archives is an invaluable resource for producing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2020

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 205 years ago today? “This Paper compleats the 14th Year since its first Publication.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, made the usual updates to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2020

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