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Your search for posts with tags containing Sarah Goddard and Company found 8 posts

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 19, 1767).“Every proper Measure has been concerted to render the PROVIDENCE GAZETTE as useful and entertaining as possible.” In September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2017

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 12, 1767).“The useful and necessary Business of Printing in this Town.” Throughout the eighteenth century, printers regularly turned to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2017

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 5, 1767).“JUST PUBLISHED, And to be Sold by the Printers hereof …” When Sarah Goddard and Company placed an advertisement for a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2017

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 6, 1767).“Books, Pamphlets, and Blanks of all Sorts, &c. &c.” For several weeks in the winter and early spring of 1767 advertising was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2017

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO E SOLD, at the POST-OFFICE … A Collection of valuable and useful BOOKS.” Providence Gazette (January 31, 1767).The methodology that guides the Adverts 250...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2017

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 24, 1767).“Subscriptions for the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, and UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, will be taken in by the Printer.” Throughout January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2017

January 24

Despite the proclamation in the first line of the advertisement, the “true and original NEW-ENGLAND Almanack” had not been “JUST PUBLISHED” by Sarah Goddard and Company. Even if readers of the Providence Gazette had not seen the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2017

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 3, 1767).“TO BE SOLD BY JAMES GREEN, At his Shop at the Sign of the Elephant.” In the first issue of the Providence Gazette published in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2017

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