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April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Matt Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” Before seeing the word “Pot-Ash” in Joseph and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2019

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “A Quantity of Red and White Oak Hogshead STAVES.” On April 15, 1769, Samuel Young put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2019

April 8

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 8, 1769). “A MEAL-MARKET.” When I first looked at this advertisement, the phrase “MEAL-MARKET” was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 1, 1769). “Joseph Belcher … will take in Pay … old Pewter.” “Pewter is an alloy of two metals,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2019

March 25

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 25, 1769). “Pepper by the Bag.” Joseph and William Russell advertised a few different commodities, such as pork, pepper,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2019

March 18

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 18, 1769). “Choice Indico.” This advertisement shows that Joseph and William Russell had multiple items for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2019

March 11

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (March 11, 1769). “JOSEPH BELCHER … makes and sells Pewter Ware.” In this advertisement Joseph Belcher attempted to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2019

February 25

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour Providence Gazette (February 25, 1769). What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A QUANTITY of choice NEW-ENGLAND FLOUR of MUSTARD.” “FLOUR of MUSTARD” was popular in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2019

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

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 11, 1769). “Great Inconveniences having arisen to the Public, by returning Letters for the Postage.” The February 11, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2019

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 4, 1769). “They CAN, DO, and WILL, sell as cheap for Cash as any Merchant or Shop-keeper in New-England.” In their advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2019

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 28, 1769). “He determines to sell as cheap for cash as any in Providence.” Thomas Greene’s advertisement for “A fresh Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2019

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 21, 1769). “RUN away from his Master … a well-set Negro Manm Slave, named Isaac.” By the time the January 21, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2019

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 14, 1769). “To be Sold at the Golden Eagle.” In an era before standardized street numbers, advertisers used a variety of other means to advise...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2019

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 7, 1769). “A HORSE stolen!” Among the new advertisements that ran in the January 7, 1769, edition of the Providence Gazette, one proclaimed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2019

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 31, 1768). “Once more!” In their capacity as the executors of the estate of Joseph Smith of North Providence, Joseph Olney, Jr., and Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2018

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768). “PATRICK MACKEY … has opened a Skinner’s Shop.” When Patrick Mackey arrived in Providence from Philadelphia, he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2018

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 17, 1768).“A NEW EDITION. … THE New-England TOWN and COUNTRY Almanack.” With only two weeks remaining before the new year, John Carter...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2018

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 10, 1768).“The Sign of the Black Boy and Butt.” No advertisements for enslaved men, women, and children happened to appear in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2018

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 3, 1768).“My Son, ELISHA BROWN, has undertaken to tend my Grist-Mill in Providence.” Elisha Brown operated a family business. Late in 1768...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2018

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