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October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “From the Clergymens and Counsellors full Dress Wigs, down to the common cut Bob.” In the late summer and early fall of 1770, Thomas Hewitt, a perukemaker in Annapolis,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2020

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is presumed preference will be given to NAILS manufactured here.” As fall approached in 1770, the nonimportation agreement remained in effect in Boston.  Parliament...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2020

Sally Jacobs and A Midsummer Night’s Dream after 50 years

Alan Howard as Oberon and John Kane as Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream When you think of the Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what springs to mind? Of course, an image of the famous white box set, perhaps with actors swinging...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Aug 2020

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Their ware is equal if not superior to any made in America or imported.” Odgens, Laight, and Company, proprietors of the Vesuvius Air Furnace in Newark, New Jersey,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2020

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He makes and sells all Kinds of FELT HATS.” In the late 1760s and early 1770s the New-London Gazette carried fewer advertisements than most other newspapers printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2020

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Chisels … superior in Quality to those imported from Great Britain.” Abeel and Byvanck sold ironmongery and cutlery in New York in the early 1770s. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2020

December 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will engage to make any Piece of Work as compleat as can be imported.” In December 1769, Daniel MacNeill, a “Saddler and Cap-maker from DUBLIN,” turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Dec 2019

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 5, 1769). “For the Encouragement of those who are willing to promote American Manufactories.” While the Townshend Acts remained in effect,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2019

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 21, 1769). “BOard and Deck NAILS, here manufactur’d.” Noah Parker depended on the public’s familiarity with current events when...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2019

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (July 13, 1769).“Confectioner and Distiller from London.” In the summer of 1769 Peter Lorent, a confectioner and distiller, provided...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2019

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 3, 1769). “AMERICAN GRINDSTONES.” Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, operated a partisan press that supported the American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2019

Tudor Intergenerational Inequality

My father was a Yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of 3 or 4 pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked 30 cows. He was able, and...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (June 19, 1769). “Elegant PICTURES, Framed and glazed in AMERICA.” Late in the spring of 1769, bookseller Garrat Noel placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2019

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 4, 1769).“Best HARD SOAP at 6d. by the box.” In the spring of 1769, Freer Armston,, a chandler and soap boiler in Norfolk,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2019

May 4

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (May 4, 1769).“Spermaceti Candles.” In 2019 light is one of the most abundant resources that we have. Simply...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2019

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (December 8, 1768).“New-England FLOUR MUSTARD … superior in Strength and Flavor to any IMPORTED.” Although he carried some...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2018

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (October 13, 1768).“All Persons shall be as well served by Letter as if present.” In the late 1760s Joshua Blanchard operated a “Wine-Cellar...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2018

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 25, 1768).“Superior to any imported from Europe, for strength, evenness, fineness and cheapness.” Consumers in Philadelphia had access to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2018

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 16, 1768).“They have set up the CUTLERS Business in Providence.” When Joseph Bucklin and Nicholas Clark opened a new workshop they placed an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2018

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