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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

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (June 13, 1768).“To be Sold by Susanna Renken, At her Shop in Fore-Street.” Susanna Renken was one of several women who took to the pages of the several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2018

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (April 25, 1768).“John Stevens, near Liberty-Tree.” In the spring of 1768 Charles Dunbar, a gardener, placed an advertisement in the Newport Mercuryto...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2018

Kakai Squash. Trail Food.

The Kakai squash I am told originated in Austria & was grown all through Europe & parts of Asia. This squash or pumpkin has edible hull-less seeds which are very tasty as is, or roasted. Some types apparently have a tastier flesh than others....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Mar 2018

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 15, 1768).“A fresh assortment of GARDEN SEEDS, pease, beans and flower-roots.” James McCall stocked and sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2018

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 14, 1768).“A Fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” Colonists in Boston glimpsed a sign that spring was on its way when Susanna Renken inserted an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2018

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary (February 25, 1768).“Lucerne and Burnett seed, warranted to be of last year’s growth.” Spring was coming. In late February...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2018

The 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 29 Dec 2017

The 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 11 Sep 2017

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 9, 1767).“Red and white Clover, Red Top and Herds Grass Seed, warranted to be of last Year’s Growth.” Compared to their male counterparts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2017

The Golden Sun

The Sun, Robert Fludd from Utriusque Cosmi (1617),v. 2, p. 19. 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 volume, he helped to fuel...
From: Conciatore on 23 Jan 2017

The 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 21 Sep 2016

The Golden Sun

The Sun, Robert Fludd from Utriusque Cosmi (1617),v. 2, p. 19. 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 volume, he helped to fuel...
From: Conciatore on 27 Jan 2016

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