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September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Price Three Shillings per single Dozen, Two Shillings and Sixpence per Dozen by the Quantity.” As fall arrived in 1771 advertisements for almanacs began appearing in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2021

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who favor him with their custom, either personally or by letter, may depend on the best treatment.” When John Jenkins advertised his “Store and Shop … near the Great...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2021

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sell at least as low as they were ever sold on the Continent of America.” Some merchants and shopkeepers named their businesses after the signs that marked their locations,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2021

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported by Joseph and William Russell.” In the early 1770s, each edition of the Providence Gazette concluded with a colophon in which John Carter, the printer, solicited...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2021

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted for this Gazette one Year, or more, are desired to make immediate Payment.” Colonial printers often inserted advertisements in their own newspapers, taking...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2021

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHARLES STEVENS … informs the Public, particularly his old Customers, that he has removed to BROAD-STREET.” When Charles Stevens, a goldsmith and jeweler, moved to a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2021

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported … by Joseph and William Russell.” Joseph Russell and William Russell, two of Providence’s most prominent merchants, made shrewd use of the public prints to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2021

July 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Warwick Bridge Lottery.” When readers perused the pages of the July 27, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette, they encountered a variety of news gathered from various sources. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jul 2021

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A VERY large and neat Assortment of English Goods.” Joseph Russell and William Russell, two of the city’s most prominent merchants, regularly advertised in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2021

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just arrived in the Tristram, Captain Shand, from London, a fine Assortment of Hard Ware and other GOODS.” In the summer of 1771, the partnership of Nicholas, Joseph, and Moses...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2021

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “From the CAPE-FEAR MERCURY.” Rather than examine an advertisement published in an American newspaper 250 years ago, I am devoting this entry to consideration of the many advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2021

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Too many to enumerate in the Compass of an Advertisement.” Edward Thurber stocked a variety of commodities at his store in Providence.  In an advertisement in the June 29,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2021

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS of a moderate Length (accompanied with the Pay) are inserted in this Paper three Weeks for Four Shillings Lawful Money.” Today marks two thousand days of production...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2021

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell as cheap … as can be purchased anywhere on the Continent.” Purveyors of goods and services frequently made appeals to price to entice prospective customers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2021

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Choice Cyder Vinegar.” As summer approached in 1771, the number of advertisements in the Providence Gazette increased, due in part to the arrival of ships from England delivering...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2021

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Turk’s Head.” In an era before standardized street numbers, merchants, shopkeepers, artisans, and others devised a variety of methods for denoting their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2021

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON on the Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield’s afterlife in American newspapers continued in an advertisement published in the May 25, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2021

May 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just imported in the Snow Tristram, Capt. Shand.” The arrival of the ship Providence in Providence on May 1, 1771, had a significant impact on the contents of the next several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2021

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “N.B. They have just received by the Ship Providence, Capt. Gilbert, a large and compleat Assortment of European and East India GOODS.” The arrival of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2021

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have just arrived from London, in the Ship Providence, Captain Gilbert, a large Assortment of GOODS.” The arrival of ships in port meant not only new goods in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2021

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