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Your search for posts with tags containing Stolen Goods found 14 posts

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “One blue Broadcloth Coat, trimmed with blue, and has a blue Velvet Cape.” George West listed an impressive array of garments in his advertisement in the May 5, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2020

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He now carries on the Peruke-Making Business in all its Branches.” Henry Davis, a wigmaker, hairdresser and barber, did not have only a single purpose for placing an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2020

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 26, 1769). “Sundry stolen Goods.” News did not appear solely among the news items in eighteenth-century newspapers. Instead, several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2019

December 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 14, 1768).“STOLEN out of the subscriber’s shop, A SILVER LANCET CASE.” Readers of the Georgia Gazette encountered several means for acquiring...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Dec 2018

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 12, 1768).“Last Night the shops of the subscribers in said Middletown was broke open.” Many advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Aug 2018

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (February 18, 1768).“No Man can be more careful, and vigilant, than the Master of said Office.” John Gerrish had a bone to pick with Elias...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2018

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (December 21, 1767).“John M’Lane stop’d last Wednesday Night a Large Silver Spoon.” Watchmaker John McLane advertised his services in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2017

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 18, 1767).“Stolen from the subscriber … a plaid jacket.” Peter Bulkley was the victim of a theft! In an advertisement in the New-London...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2017

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (July 2, 1767).“If the Goods are recovered a handsome Reward will be given.” Shopkeeper Thomas Fisher got duped! He placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2017

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 6, 1767).“A Bill of – PHIPPARD, Clock and Watch-Maker, at POOL, inclosed in the Case.” An unnamed advertiser...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2017

November 16

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (November 16, 1766).“Opened my House … for the Reception of such Gentlemen and Ladies who may travel this Way.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2016

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 18, 1766).“The Store of Habijah Savage on the Long Wharff was broke open.” Earlier this week the Adverts 250 Project featured an announcement that Simon...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2016

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 15, 1766).“STOLEN out of the Subscriber’s House in the Night … Two silver Watches.” As a general rule, most advertisements featured on...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2016

April 28

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (April 28, 1766).“TAKEN out of the Shop … two Beaver Hatts supposed to be Stolen.” Advertisements did not always serve a single purpose in the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2016

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