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Reflection from Guest Curator Samuel Birney

I will admit this project was a new challenge for me as an historian. I have done research for essays and, for the most part, delved into books and treatises or reviews regarding medieval or early modern Europe, which has been the focus for most of my...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2017

March 4

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 4, 1767).“Five Pounds Sterling Reward. RUN AWAY … NEGROE MAN, named DAVID.” This advertisement for a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2017

March 3

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 3, 1767).“Imported from GRENADA … A Quantity of RUM.” Anthony Lamotte advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2017

March

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (March 2, 1767).“THE BOSEM, OR, ORIENTAL BALSAM; FOR Preventing the APOPLEXY, SUDDEN DEATH, &c.” Today’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2017

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (February 28, 1767).“A LARGE and general Assortment of English and India Goods.” Today’s advertisement was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2017

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 28, 1767).“Excellent Bohea Tea.” This advertisement directed colonists to “the Sign of the Golden Eagle”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2017

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 27, 1767).“LONDON, New-York, and other MADEIRA WINE, by the Pipe, Hogshead, Quarter Cask,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2017

Welcome, Guest Curator Samuel Birney

Samuel Birney is a junior majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has completed the department’s capstone seminar, researching and writing “The Emergence of International Aid and Relief: Comparing the Disaster...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2017

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 26, 1767).“TO BE SOLD A standing Top-Chaise … and a very neat Sulkey.” The advertisement featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2017

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