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Your search for posts with tags containing Susanna Renken found 8 posts

April 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Seeds.” It was a sign of spring.  Just as advertisements for almanacs told readers of colonial newspapers that fall had arrived and the new year was coming, advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2020

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All sorts of English Goods, imported before the Non-importation Agreement took place.” Richard Draper, printer of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2020

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Large Marrowfats, early Charlston.” Susanna Renken and Abigail Davidson were the first in 1770.  Spring was on the way.  Newspaper advertisements for garden...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2020

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (June 13, 1768).“To be Sold by Susanna Renken, At her Shop in Fore-Street.” Susanna Renken was one of several women who took to the pages of the several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2018

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 14, 1768).“A Fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” Colonists in Boston glimpsed a sign that spring was on its way when Susanna Renken inserted an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2018

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary (February 25, 1768).“Lucerne and Burnett seed, warranted to be of last year’s growth.” Spring was coming. In late February...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2018

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 9, 1767).“Red and white Clover, Red Top and Herds Grass Seed, warranted to be of last Year’s Growth.” Compared to their male counterparts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2017

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