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Your search for posts with tags containing Printing Practices found 11 posts

February 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 18, 1769). “He wants good Hoops, Boards and Staves, some very good Horses, and a new Milch Cow. (51)” Readers of the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Feb 2019

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 30, 1768). “JUST PUBLISH’D, (And TO BE SOLD by D. & R. FOWLE.)” Colonial printers rarely listed their advertising fees in their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2018

December 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 13, 1768).“Be early in sending their Advertisements for Insertion, and not to exceed Monday Noon.” Just as Mein...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Dec 2018

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (October 17, 1768, but misdated October 16, 1768).“A FRESH ASSORTMENT of GOODS, proper for the present and approaching season.” At a glance, Paul...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2018

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 8, 1768).“[48—6W.]” Thurber and Cahoon placed a new advertisement in the October 8, 1768, edition of the Providence Gazette.  ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2018

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 24, 1768).“Want of Room has obliged us to omit some Advertisements, and sundry Articles of European Intelligence, to which a due Regard will...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2018

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 2, 1768).“At their Shop, the Sign of the Golden Eagle, near the Court-House. (23).” Joseph and William Russell’s advertisement for “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2018

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (July 16, 1767).“Just imported and to be Sold by John Mein At the LONDON BOOK-STORE.” John Mein regularly advertised in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2017

June 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 17, 1767).“To be sold by the Printer of this paper …” James Johnston’s advertisement for a “FOUR SHEET MAP of SOUTH-CAROLINA...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2017

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 6, 1767).“Books, Pamphlets, and Blanks of all Sorts, &c. &c.” For several weeks in the winter and early spring of 1767 advertising was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2017

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (August 30, 1766).“JUST IMPORTED … BY THOMPSON AND ARNOLD …” “Still carries on the Business of cleaning and repairing CLOCKS …”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2016

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