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Your search for posts with tags containing Visual Image found 10 posts

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sam-Mill SAWS … By BENJAMIN HUMPHREYS.” Visual images were relatively rare in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Mastheads often, but not always, incorporated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2020

May 3

What advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sign of the Hunting-Side-Saddle.” A striking image of a saddle embellished Elias Botner’s advertisement in the Postscript Extraordinary to the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2020

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

March

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (March 2, 1769). “Windsor Chairs made in the best and neatest Manner.” The most striking aspect of this advertisement is...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (May 16, 1768).“BURROWS DOWDNEY … MAKES and repairs all Kinds od Clocks and Watches.”   When it came to advertising, watch- and clockmaker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2018

May 15

What was advertised in an American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (May 12, 1768).“BURROWS DOWDNEY, Clock and Watch Maker, in Front-street.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2018

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 11, 1767).“A LARGE Sortment of JEWELLERY and PLATE.” Approximately two-thirds of the December 11, 1767, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2017

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (May 7, 1767).“KEARNY and GILBERT, At the sign of the Snuff Bottle, and their names over the store door.” Newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 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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