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Your search for posts with tags containing Subscription Rates found 7 posts

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADVERTISEMENTS of not more than ten Lines, are taken in and inserted for THREE SHILLINGS three weeks.” On November 13, 1770, Thomas Green and Ebenezer Watson, printers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2020

September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Paper will then be one of the cheapest of its Size, printed in America.” Newspaper printers collected two revenue streams: subscriptions and advertising. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2020

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The business of supplying them with papers.” William Stanton placed an advertisement in the February 12, 1770, edition of the Connecticut Courant to follow up on a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2020

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS, of a moderate Length, are inserted the First Time, for 5s.” How much did it cost to place an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper? That question...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2020

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 15, 1769). “All Manner of PRINTING-WORK is performed on reasonable Terms.” The colophons that appeared on the final pages of colonial newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2019

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 23, 1769). “3s. 4d. to be paid at Entrance.” Eighteenth-century newspaper printers often treated the colophon as advertising space, promoting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2019

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 25, 1768).“May be supplied with the NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE &c. &c. for NINE SHILLINGS Lawful Money per Annum, Carriage included.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2018

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