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January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As Advertising is attended with Expence to the College, ’tis earnestly requested that it need not be repeated.” When Rhode Island College (Now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? SlaveryProvidence Gazette (January 12, 1771).“A Likely strong Negro Man.” On January 12, 1771, an advertisement for a “Likely strong Negro Man, about 28 Years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2021

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A variety of other articles too tedious to mention.” Shopkeepers Ebenezer Thompson and James Arnold placed a lengthy advertisement for a “GOOD assortment of English...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2021

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A LIST of the fortunate Numbers in the First Class of CUMBERLAND BRIDGE Lottery.” In order to raise funds for “the Purpose of repairing and rebuilding the Bridge...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “On Wednesday next will be Published … Mr. West’s Sheet ALMANACK, For the Year 1771.” Advertisements for almanacs were ubiquitous in American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2020

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” More than ten weeks after his death on September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SCHEME of a LOTTERY … for the Purpose of repairing and rebuilding the Bridge.” Colonists sometimes used lotteries to fund public works projects in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2020

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Many other articles not enumerated.” Consumer choice was a key element of Nicholas Tillinghast and William Holroyd’s advertisement in the November 24, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2020

November 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS for social Worship … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the weeks after George Whitefield’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, OR Lady’s and Gentleman’s DIARY, For the Year of our Lord 1771.” In eighteenth-century America, November was one of the most important...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … a Negro Man Servant, named Pomp.” Like all newspapers published in colonial America, the Providence Gazette ran several sorts of “runaway”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2020

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WANTED immediately, Fifteen likely NEGROES.” As it did in most issues, the Providence Gazette published on October 27, 1770, featured advertisements placed for various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2020

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Subscriber proposes undertaking the Practice of the Law.” In the fall of 1770, John Cole took to the pages of the Providence Gazette to advertise his services as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2020

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The regular and speedy Delivery of their Papers.” In the 1770s, the Providence Gazette served as the local newspaper for many readers in the northeastern region of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cutting his throat, and stabbing him in the belly.” The advertising section of the Providence Gazette in the early 1770s sometimes read like a late nineteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2020

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The extraordinary Forwardness of the College Edifice.” To make possible the move from Warren to its permanent home in Providence, Rhode Island College (now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2020

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Advertisement to be inserted three Weeks successively in the Providence Gazette, in the Newport Mercury, in one of the Boston, and in one of the New-York News-Papers.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Unicorn and Mortar.” On the first day of September in 1770, Benjamin Bowen and Benjamin Stelle advertised “MEDICINES, A full and general Assortment,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2020

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Two Negro Men, supposed to have gone off in Company.” Two Black men, known to their enslavers as Boston and Newport, liberated themselves in the summer of 1770. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2020

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted to the Printer hereof … are AGAIN requested to settle their respective Balances.” In 1770, every issue of the Providence Gazette concluded...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2020

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