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September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Black Boy and Butt in Cornhill.” In an advertisement in the September 13, 1770, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Unicorn and Mortar.” On the first day of September in 1770, Benjamin Bowen and Benjamin Stelle advertised “MEDICINES, A full and general Assortment,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2020

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At his SHOP in PITT-STREET.” Advertisements for consumer goods and services in the August 3, 1770, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette included addresses of various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2020

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Marquis of Rockingham.” In early July 1770, Thomas Achincloss placed an advertisement in the New-Hampshire Gazette to inform consumers that he sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2020

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Jolly Sailor.” In an era before standardized street numbers, advertisers resorted to a variety of means of describing their locations. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2020

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Crown and Shoe.” Many shopkeepers and artisans adorned their places of business with imaginative signs, both painted and carved.  Although relatively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2020

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD … the Sign, Counters, Shelves and Drawers, and all the Shop Utensils.” For a while, Mrs. Willett kept the shop formerly operated by her deceased husband,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2020

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Sugar-loaf, Pound of Chocolate, and Tea Cannister.” In late 1769 or early 1770, Robert Levers opened a shop on Second Street in Philadelphia....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2020

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769). “At the Sign of the Boot and Shoe.” In an advertisement that ran in the September 7, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2019

June 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 26, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, At the Sign of the Tea-pot, Tankard, and Ear-ring.” When Charles Oliver Bruff, a goldsmith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jun 2019

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 6, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, AT the Sign of the Gold Cup.” Like many other eighteenth-century advertisers, John Andrew noted the proximity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 20, 1769). “Coy and Waterman do all Manner of Painting, Gilding, Drawing, and Writing upon Signs.” Like many others who advertised in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2019

April 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 27, 1769). “HOUSE, SIGN, and SHIP PAINTING, done by ROBERT PUNSHON.” Signs were very important in colonial America,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2019

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 19, 1769). “At his House next Door to the Sign of the Three Kings in Cornhill.” When Benjamin Adams placed an advertisement in Draper’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jan 2019

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 14, 1769). “To be Sold at the Golden Eagle.” In an era before standardized street numbers, advertisers used a variety of other means to advise...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 10, 1768).“The Sign of the Black Boy and Butt.” No advertisements for enslaved men, women, and children happened to appear in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2018

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 19, 1768).“To be Sold at the GOLDEN EAGLE.” An advertisements that ran several times in the Providence Gazette in the fall of 1768 informed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2018

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 10, 1768).“The Sign of the Elephant.” Richard Jackson and John Updike informed prospective customers that their shop was located at “the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2018

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 26, 1768).“Said Humphreys makes, and has now on Hand, a large Quantity of good Sickles, Scythes.” Stephen Paschall and Benjamin Humphreys...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2018

February 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 27, 1768).“At the Sign of the Brazen Lion.” Its length alone would have made Edward Thurber’s advertisement in the February 27, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2018

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