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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

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negroes are supposed to have Passes.” In eighteenth-century newspapers, advertisements often served as a supplemental source of news.  Paid notices delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2020

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A THEFT.” The August 4, 1770, edition of the Providence Gazette included advertisements that promoted consumers goods and services for sale, but it also featured several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2020

July 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JOSEPH AND Wm. RUSSELL.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among Providence’s mercantile elite in the decade prior to the American Revolution.  They...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jul 2020

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Some Negroes likewise to be sold.” For several weeks in the summer of 1770, Henry Paget took to the pagers of the Providence Gazette to advertise several properties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2020

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Cheap for Cash or Melasses.” On July 14, 1770, John Fitton advertised “NEW-made Poughkeepsie Flour, by the Quantity and Barrel, and a few Barrels of Long-Island...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2020

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Robert Bell, BOOKSELLER and AUCTIONIER.” Historians of the book have long credited Robert Bell as one of the most innovative, industrious, and successful booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2020

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “BLANKS.” John Carter, the printer of the Providence Gazette, used the colophon to promote the various goods and services available “at his PRINTING-OFFICE, the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2020

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Supplied with genuine Medicines, very cheap.” In the summer of 1770, Amos Throop sold a “compleat Assortment of MEDICINES” at his shop in Providence, appropriately...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2020

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They may depend on having their Commands executed after the newest and most genteel Fashions.” When Daniel Stillwell, a tailor, placed an advertisement in the June...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2020

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Having engaged two Workmen … he proposes shortly to manufacture all Kinds of Stone Ware.” When Joseph Wilson, a potter, moved to a new location late in the spring...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2020

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Foundation is now building, and will be soon finished.” In 1770, Rhode Island College (now Brown University) moved from Warren to its permanent location in Providence. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2020

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “POT-ASH, PEARL-ASH, and SALTS.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among the many merchants in New England who sought to acquire potash, pearl ash, and salts in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2020

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