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Your search for posts with tags containing Testimonial found 9 posts

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The said Watson being a stranger, the said John Champlin doth strongly recommend him.” James Watson, a clock- and watchmaker “Late from London,” inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2019

December 7

“EQUAL, if not SUPERIOR, to any imported from ENGLAND. Witness our Hands.” When colonists adopted nonimportation agreements to protest duties imposed on imported paper, glass, lead, paint, and tea by the Townshend Acts, many also advocated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2019

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “These pills are an infallible cure.” An unnamed advertiser placed a notice for “Dr. HAMMOND’s SPECIFICK PILL” in the November 22, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2019

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 9, 1769). “Recommended by the most noted and skilful Professors of Physic and Chirurgery in America.” A curious advertisement, a testimonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2019

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 6, 1768).“A List of the Person’s Names may be seen affixed to the Directions.” According to their advertisements,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2018

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 5, 1768).“EDWARD JOYCE’s famous Great American BALSAM.” Like many other colonial American printers, Charles Crouch...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2018

April 14

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Karpowich What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (April 14, 1768).“Among all the WRITERS in favour of the COLONIES, the FARMER shines unrivaled for strength of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2018

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (January 7, 1768).“I … have been cured of the Rheumatick Pains, by the above Person.” In late 1767 and early 1768, the enigmatic “T.F.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2018

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (May 26, 1766).“With the Help of divine Providence, and his Remedy, perfectly cured me.” Mechell Lamy, physician and surgeon, was new to the town of Newport....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2016

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.