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Your search for posts with tags containing Upholsterer found 9 posts

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Beds and window curtains in the newest taste, as practised in London.” An array of merchants and shopkeepers placed advertisements for imported goods in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2020

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He may take the LIBERTY of craving the continuance of their favours.” John Mason, an upholsterer who ran a shop at the Sign of the Crown and Cushion in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2020

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ah—Liberty!  …. An empty sound alone remains of thee.” John Mason, an upholsterer, did not merely seek to sell paper hangings (or wallpaper) and bedding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 2020

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 19, 1769). “AMERICAN PAPER HANGINGS, MANUFACTURED in Philadelphia.” Like many other advertisers, Plunket Fleeson, an upholsterer, launched...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2019

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 15, 1767).“She continues the Upholstery Business with Mr. COLEMAN.” Rebecca Weyman’s advertisement announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2017

December 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (December 14, 1767).“Webster has had the honour of working, with applause, for several of the nobility and gentry.” John Webster, an “Upholsterer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Dec 2017

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 3, 1767).“BLANCH WHITE, UPHOLSTERER FROM LONDON.” Colonists lived in an era of intense geographic mobility. In the decade before the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2017

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 9, 1767).“He finds it necessary to reduce the several Prices of his Work one third Part lower than formerly.” Upholsterer John Mason placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2017

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (December 4, 1766).“THOMAS HEWES, UPHOLSTERER … Easy Chairs.” I first began studying advertising in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2016

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