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June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 24, 1769) “All cheap for Cash, or West-India Produce.” When John Fitton advertised several commodities in the Providence Gazette in the late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2019

June 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 17, 1769). “The Art of curing, with God’s Assistance, all curable Disorders.” Isaac Calcott, a healer, inserted an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2019

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, (At a Distance from the Town of Providence only).” Among the advertisements in the June 10, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 3, 1769). “He will engage to sell as cheap … as any Person in Providence.” When he advertised “ European and East-India GOODS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2019

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 27, 1769). “Practitioners, and others, in the Country, on sending a Line, may depend on being well used.” Jabez Bowen, Jr., advertised “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 20, 1769). “Coy and Waterman do all Manner of Painting, Gilding, Drawing, and Writing upon Signs.” Like many others who advertised in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2019

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 13, 1769). “The Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE … is very desirous to extend its Utility.” On May 13, 1769, William Goddard published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2019

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 6, 1769). “Will engage to make Wigs as can be had there.” When Benjamin Gladding, a “PERUKE MAKER and HAIR-DRESSER,” advertised in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2019

April 29

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 29, 1769). “He also carries on the BOOK-BINDING Business.” Edward Jones took out an advertisement in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 22, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” The word “Pot-Ash” caught my attention as I was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2019

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

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