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December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The most judicious, sensible and learned Gentlemen … have already subscribed.” Subscription notices were a common form of advertising in early American newspapers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2020

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JUST PUBLISHED … Dr. Whitaker’s SERMON On the DEATH of the Reverend George Whitefield.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2020

“A certain Number to be employed in cleaning the Streets”

My curiosity about how colonial Boston periodically coerced free black men into mending town highways began years ago when I came across an item in the New-England Chronicle and Essex Gazette printed on 24 Aug 1775.[That issue covered 17-24 August...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Apr 2020

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s and Low’s Almanacks, for 1770.” During the final week of 1769, Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, continued to advertise that he sold several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack … Calculated for the Meridian of SALEM.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, also published “PHILO’s Essex Almanack,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2019

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack, For the Year 1770.” The December 5, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette included two advertisements for almanacs. A brief notice announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2019

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Low’s Almanack, for 1770, is to be sold by the Printer hereof.” With a little over a month until the new year arrived, the number of advertisements for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2019

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (November 14, 1769). “The Last Solemn Scene, will be ready to be delivered to the Subscribers To-Morrow Noon.” Compared to many other American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2019

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 24, 1769). “All of the above BLANKS are … suited, in a particular Manner, for the County of Essex.” Colonial printers often used the pages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2019

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 5, 1769). “BLANKS.” Like printers in other towns and cities in the colonies, Samuel Hall sought to generate revenue by taking advantage of his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2019

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 22 1769). “Such Kind of Pieces … ought to be accompanied with some Cash.” The shipping news from the customs house in Salem usually preceded...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Aug 2019

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 15, 1769). “Printed by Samuel Hall, at his Printing-Office.” Sometime during the week between publishing the August 8, 1769, edition of the Essex...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2019

July 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 25, 1769). “THIS Day’s Paper (No. 52) compleats the first Year of the ESSEX GAZETTE.” Samuel Hall, the printer of the Essex Gazette, participated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jul 2019

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 18, 1769). “John Prince HAS a Quantity of the best Isle of May SALT.” The number of advertisements and the amount of space devoted to advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2019

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 23, 1769). “3s. 4d. to be paid at Entrance.” Eighteenth-century newspaper printers often treated the colophon as advertising space, promoting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2019

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall in Salem.” Essex Gazette (February 7, 1769). This subscription notice for “The WORKS of the celebrated John Wilkes,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 3, 1768). “The Declaration and Confession of Ruth Blay will be printed To-morrow.” Infanticide and a public execution: read all about it! When...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2019

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 2, 1768).“Marblehead, July 25, 1768. Edward Griffiths, Taylor and Habit-maker from LONDON.” Today the Adverts 250 Project features an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

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