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March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Garden SEEDS, JUST IMPORTED By Elizabeth Greenleaf.” It was a sign of spring approaching.  Each year in the late 1760s and early 1770s women who sold seeds...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2021

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any quantity of seedling plants of the different species, can be got ready at a short notice, to be shipped to any Part of the World.” Thomas Vallentine wanted his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2020

Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r."Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."In a 1598 manuscript devoted to "all of alchemy", Antonio Neri singled out four particular practices, each of which he made the subject of a detailed illustration. Each is devoted...
From: Conciatore on 23 Sep 2020

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be sold one third Part cheaper than they can be purchased at any Place in Boston.” Abigail Davidson was one of several women in Boston who placed newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2020

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cash given for POT-ASH … at which Place is sold various Sorts of ENGLISH GOODS.” James McMasters did not have a single purpose for the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2020

April 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Seeds.” It was a sign of spring.  Just as advertisements for almanacs told readers of colonial newspapers that fall had arrived and the new year was coming, advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2020

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All sorts of English Goods, imported before the Non-importation Agreement took place.” Richard Draper, printer of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2020

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Large Marrowfats, early Charlston.” Susanna Renken and Abigail Davidson were the first in 1770.  Spring was on the way.  Newspaper advertisements for garden...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2020

Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r."Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."In a 1598 manuscript devoted to "all of alchemy", Antonio Neri singled out four particular practices, each of which he made the subject of a detailed illustration. Each is devoted...
From: Conciatore on 20 Dec 2019

A Reluctant Glassmaker

The Sun, Robert Fluddfrom Utriusque Cosmi (1617),v. 2, p. 19.(alchemical symbol for gold)Today, Antonio Neri is best known for his 1612 book, L'Arte Vetraria, in which he exposes the secrets of the art of making glass. In publishing his...
From: Conciatore on 31 Jul 2019

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 26, 1769). “Who has for sale, all sorts of garden seeds and flower roots.” Colonists placed advertisements in newspapers for a variety of reasons....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2019

Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r."Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."In a 1598 manuscript devoted to "all of alchemy", Antonio Neri singled out four particular practices, each of which he made the subject of a detailed illustration. Each is devoted...
From: Conciatore on 10 May 2019

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 7, 1769). “Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement from the New-Hampshire Gazette, shopkeeper John Adams promoted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2019

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (March 30, 1769). “WINE To be Sold by ROSANNA MOORE.” On many occasions Rosanna Moore would have been the only female entrepreneur advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2019

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (February 20, 1769). “To be sold by Lydia Dyar … A Variety of sundry Garden Seeds.” It was a sign of spring, even though the season would not arrive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2019

A Reluctant Glassmaker

The Sun, Robert Fluddfrom Utriusque Cosmi (1617),v. 2, p. 19.(alchemical symbol for gold)Today, Antonio Neri is best known for his 1612 book, L'Arte Vetraria, in which he exposes the secrets of the art of making glass. In publishing his...
From: Conciatore on 9 Nov 2018

Tales from the archives: Love and the Longevity of Charms

In September 2018, The Recipes Project will be six years old. There’s been a lot of blogging on this platform, and we are so grateful to all our wonderful contributors. But with so much material on the site, it’s easy for earlier pieces to...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Jul 2018

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 20, 1768).“Said Winter has all sorts of garden seeds to dispose of.” Robert Winter advertised “all sorts of garden seeds” almost as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2018

Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r."Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."In a 1598 manuscript devoted to "all of alchemy", Antonio Neri singled out four particular practices, each of which he made the subject of a detailed illustration. Each is devoted...
From: Conciatore on 20 Jul 2018

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