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Your search for posts with tags containing Vendue found 12 posts

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hart’s Vendue Store.” Relatively few eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements featured visual images. Most that did relied on woodcuts of ships, houses, horses,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2020

September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (September 21, 1769).“Goods were shipp’d in London for Boston, last September & October.” In the late 1760s several vendue masters...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2019

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (March 28, 1768).“Whoever Employs the said GERRISH may depend upon his Faithfulness in Selling their Goods FAIRLY.” John Gerrish was one of several auctioneers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2018

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (February 18, 1768).“No Man can be more careful, and vigilant, than the Master of said Office.” John Gerrish had a bone to pick with Elias...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2018

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (January 21, 1768).“PUBLIC VENDUE, At the NORTH END Vendue OFFICE.” Auctioneer John Gerrish inserted advertisements in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2018

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 17, 1767).“He intends to keep an Auction of BOOKS and JEWELLERY.” Shopkeepers who advertised merchandise for retail sale in colonial newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2017

April 13

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (April 13, 1767).“To be sold by Public Vendue by Elias Dupee” Auction! This advertisement features a “PUBLIC VENDUE”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2017

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts...

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (November 28, 1766).“Scotch Snuff.” This advertisement showcased a public vendue held at an “Auction-Room in Queen Street”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2016

November 26

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Keane What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 26, 1766).“To be sold at publick vendue … PART of a TOWN LOT … WILLIAM EWEN, Vendue-master.” I found...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2016

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (September 19, 1766).“To be SOLD, by way of LOTTERY … SUNDRY Millinery Goods.” Joseph Calvert operated a vendue (or auction) house, where he likely sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2016

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Maryland Gazette (August 28, 1766).“In your Paper of the 15th ult. I Advertised a Conditional SALE of my Houshold Furniture, &c.” John Evitts packed so much into his open...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2016

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 30, 1766).“If not disposed of in 10 Days will be repacked.” This advertisement announced the eighteenth-century version of a “limited time only”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2016

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