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Your search for posts with tags containing Wig Maker found 7 posts

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He now carries on the Peruke-Making Business in all its Branches.” Henry Davis, a wigmaker, hairdresser and barber, did not have only a single purpose for placing an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2020

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HAIR ROLLS for LADIES.” A very short advertisement in the November 24, 1769, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette informed readers of “HAIR ROLLS for LADIES,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2019

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 29, 1769). “He proposes to carry on Wig-making and Hair-Dressing.” Fashion helped to fuel the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. Consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2019

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 4, 1769). “Good Work … equal to any in Boston.” The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century extended far beyond major metropolitan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2019

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 6, 1768).“Williams & Stanwood Peruke Makers, Hair Cutters and Dressers.” In eighteenth-century America wigmakers and hairdressers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2018

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 30, 1767).“GEORGE NORMAN, PERUKE-MAKER and HAIR-DRESSER … has opened a shop.” When he opened a new shop in Savannah in 1767, George...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2017

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (July 21, 1766).“James Daniel, Wig-Maker and Hair-Dresser … Also Operator for the Teeth.” This advertisement first caught my attention because of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2016

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