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February 24

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 24, 1769). “Watches repair’d or clean’d.” In late February 1769, the New Hampshire Gazette featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 30, 1769). “We can turn it out in our hands better than any person that ever attempted it in America.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2019

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768). “PATRICK MACKEY … has opened a Skinner’s Shop.” When Patrick Mackey arrived in Providence from Philadelphia, he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (December 22, 1768). “A SCHEME of a LOTTERY.” Bernard Moore did not specify why he set about “disposing of certain LANDS, SLAVES, and STOCKS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2018

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 23, 1768).“I have been informed that some of my customers have been displeased.” Seth Wales had two purposes for placing an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2018

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (May 5, 1768).“He likewise cleans gentlemen and ladies clothes … in as neat a manner as those done in London.” Like many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2018

April 19

GUEST CURATOR:  Anna MacLean What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (April 19, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A PARCEL of valuable SLAVES.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2018

April 16

GUEST CURATOR:  Kurt Falter What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 16, 1768).“To be SOLD … tea kettles, skillets, spiders, &c.” This advertisement probably seems...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2018

MADSOCIAL: Annual Women on the Frontier event returns to Fort Boonesborough

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/madsocial-annual-women-on-the-frontier-event-returns-to-fort/article_bab8c404-3f45-11e8-8d1e-3f4a44c7881e.html
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Apr 2018

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 19, 1768)“Robert Bingham … Makes all Kinds of Surgeons Instruments for Amputation.” In a notice in the New-London Gazette, Robert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2018

From Watchung to the Hudson: Sergeant Simon Giffin’s Summer of 1777

On June 28, 1777 elements of the 9th Connecticut Regiment that had been fighting with General Washington’s army in New Jersey departed Lincoln Gap... The post From Watchung to the Hudson: Sergeant Simon Giffin’s Summer of 1777 appeared first...

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 9, 1768).“Greatful thanks for the encouragement he has had for eighteen years past in Charles-Town.” Experience...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2018

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 29, 1767).“Fechtman undertakes to make stays and negligees, gowns and slips, without trying, for any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2017

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 5, 1767).“All performed in the neatest and best manner.” Blacksmiths Amos Atwell and Jonathan Ellis inserted an advertisement in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2017

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1767).“He keeps neither negroes nor apprentices, but hires white journeymen.” Donald Harper, a tailor, made...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2017

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