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May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The other Advertisements must be deferred to next Week.” John Crosby, who sold citrus fruits “at the Sign of the Basket of Lemmons,” and George Spriggs,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2020

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WILLIAMS and MACKAY’s Copartnership will expire in June next.” It would have been nearly impossible for readers of the Georgia Gazette not to know that “WILLIAMS...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2020

March 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “(23).” A brief advertisement in the March 24, 1770, edition of the Providence Gazette announced, “GARDEN PEASE.  The very best Early Garden Pease to be sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2020

Killer Advertising—How Canadians Were Sold the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Kate Barker As news reports come in of scammers trying to leverage a global pandemic into profit at the expense of Canadians, it is an interesting time to examine the equivalent during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Patent medicine companies and others...
From: Borealia on 23 Mar 2020

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “MAREDAUNT’s DROPS, May be had at the Book Store.” The colophon on the final page of the Pennsylvania Journal stated that the newspapers was “Printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2020

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SALE at William Neilson’s Store.” In addition to advertising his wares in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, the New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2020

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “(Advertisements omitted will be in our next.)” The February 23, 1770, edition of the New-London Gazette concluded with two brief notices from the printer: “(Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2020

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “FREEMAN’s NEW-YORK ALMANACK, For the Year 1770.” In the final week of January 1770, John Holt continued in his efforts to rid himself of surplus copies of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2020

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” A subscription notice for “ESSAYS on … the Indians of the Continent of North America, especially the several Nations...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (November 9, 1769). “Advertisements, &c. not inserted in this Sheet, will be published in a Supplement.” Peter Timothy, printer of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2019

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 1, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” When it came to generating revenue, eighteenth-century printers often found advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2019

October

What was advertised in a colonial American n.”ewspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 20, 1769). “Advertisements omitted, will be in our next.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy carried...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2019

October 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (October 18, 1769). “For the Remainder of new Advertisements … turn to the last Page.” Peter Timothy, the printer of the South-Carolina...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2019

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 6, 1769). “Just Re-printed, and to be sold by T. & S. GREEN … The Connecticut Colony LAW-BOOK.” Compared to many other colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 22, 1769). “WATCHES. SIMNET, London-Watch-Maker.” Over the course of many months, readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette became quite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2019

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 17, 1769).“A Negro Woman that can do Household Work, to let out by the Year.” In the era of the American Revolution, enslavement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2019

August 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 16, 1769). “Would be glad to be employed in keeping of books.” Elizabeth Bedon’s advertisement proposing to open a boarding school in Savannah...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2019

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (August 3, 1769). “79–.” Like many other eighteenth-century printers, John Holt, the printer of the New-York Journal, inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 22, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” The word “Pot-Ash” caught my attention as I was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2019

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