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Reflections from Guest Curator Sam Surowiec

“Doing” history has always been something I dreamed about but never actually had the opportunity to do. The closest I feel like I have ever been to “doing” history has been whenever I visit museums or historical sites. After those...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2019

April 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (April 27, 1769).“To be SOLD … before Mr. Anthony Hay’s door, in Williamsburg … TWENTY LIKELY...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2019

April 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 27, 1769). “HOUSE, SIGN, and SHIP PAINTING, done by ROBERT PUNSHON.” Signs were very important in colonial America,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2019

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

April 23

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (April 26, 1769). “Brought to the Work House, a TALL STOUT ABLE NEGROE FELLOW … says his name is Michael.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 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 21

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (April 21, 1769). “JUST IMPORTED … from Charlestown, South Carolina … INDICO.” Indigo was used as a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Samantha Surowiec

Samantha Surowiec is a sophomore at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in History and minoring in Political Science and Psychology. Growing up near Boston, she developed a love for Revolutionary America and U.S. history...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2019

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