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March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Publisher will give two Copies gratis to such as shall collect One Dozen of Subscribers.” When John Fleeming of Boston set about publishing what he billed as “The...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2021

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING.” Thomas Green and Samuel Green, printers of the Connecticut Journal in New Haven, planned to publish “A careful and strict Examination...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2021

February 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken in by I. Thomas, Printer and Publisher … M.J. Hiller, Watch-maker in Salem.” As Isaiah Thomas prepared to relaunch the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2021

February 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Massachusetts-Spy.” Just over six months after the Massachusetts Spy commenced publication in July 1770, printer Isaiah Thomas temporarily suspended the newspaper in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Feb 2021

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “If they will now Subscribe and pay Twelve Shillings, they shall have a Book at the same price of the Government.” Advertisements helped to incite demand, but in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2021

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The most judicious, sensible and learned Gentlemen … have already subscribed.” Subscription notices were a common form of advertising in early American newspapers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2020

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The late Rev. and pious Mr. Whitefield favoured the World a few years ago with his opinion of this work.” In December 1770, John Fleeming distributed subscription notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Requested the Favour of the following Gentlemen to take in Subscriptions.” When Charles Leonard of Alexandria, Virginia, wished to publish “Six elegant Pieces...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2020

November 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS for social Worship … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the weeks after George Whitefield’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2020

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Gentlemen who please to favour us with their Subscriptions, shall have their Names carefully published in an alphabetical List.” Like many books, maps were often...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2020

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in by the Printer of this Paper.” The many and various advertisements for consumer goods and services in the January 23, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2020

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” A subscription notice for “ESSAYS on … the Indians of the Continent of North America, especially the several Nations...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this weel? “LONDON MAGAZINE.” Nicholas Langford, “Bookseller, on the Bay,” inserted an advertisement for the London Magazine in the December 7, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2019

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (November 14, 1769). “The Last Solemn Scene, will be ready to be delivered to the Subscribers To-Morrow Noon.” Compared to many other American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2019

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 1, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” When it came to generating revenue, eighteenth-century printers often found advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2019

October 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 17, 1769). “JUST PUBLISHED … A Volume of Curious Papers.” A brief advertisement in the October 17, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette (published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2019

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 14, 1769). “Subscribers are desired to send for their Books.” The day after a notice concerning the publication of “A COLLECTION of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2019

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 13, 1769). “Subscribers are desired to send for their Books.” Subscription notices for books regularly appeared in colonial newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2019

August 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 11, 1769). “Most of these Papers will, probably, be irrecoverably lost in a few Years, unless they be preserved by Printing.” During the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Aug 2019

July 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 25, 1769). “THIS Day’s Paper (No. 52) compleats the first Year of the ESSEX GAZETTE.” Samuel Hall, the printer of the Essex Gazette, participated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jul 2019

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