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The Life of an Officer on Campaign – Guest post by Caroline Miley

We are thrilled to welcome Australian author, Caroline Miley to our blog. Caroline is an art historian and author of literary historical novels set in the late Georgian era. Her debut novel, The Competition,(e-book version) won a Varuna Fellowship...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Oct 2019

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 25, 1769). “Work done as well as in any other Part of New-England.” Even though he operated a shop in the relatively small town of New London,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 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

Uncovered: The First ever Beard and Moustache Competition?!

Last week, hordes of hirsute men descended upon Antwerp in hopes of securing a prize at the World Beard and Moustache Championships. This has become a major event, attracting thousands of entrants, and headlines all across the world. It has also...
From: DrAlun on 21 May 2019

March 11

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (March 11, 1769). “JOSEPH BELCHER … makes and sells Pewter Ware.” In this advertisement Joseph Belcher attempted to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2019

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 31, 1768).“James Gordon Is removed from his store in Third-street.” When he moved his shop from Third Street to Chestnut...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2018

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 23, 1768).“Three very compleat Stage-Boats, for the Carriage of GOODS and PASSENGERS.” In the late 1760s, Thomas Lindsey and Benjamin Lindsey...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2018

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 20, 1767).“Prevent the Money’s going out of the Province to the Detriment of every Individual.” Advertisements for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2017

July 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 25, 1767).“Advertisements omitted this Week, for want of Room, will be inserted in our next.” Sarah Goddard and Company, the publishers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jul 2017

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (May 29, 1767).“Cheaper for Cash than can be had at Capt. Nathl. Backus’s, or any Store in Norwich.” Ebenezer Coburn sold “All Sorts of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2017

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (April 27, 1767).“I will work for the following prices.” Charles Oliver Bruff, “Gold-smith and Jeweler,” was in a price war with “three...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2017

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston-Gazette (February 2, 1767).“David Conkie Begs Leave to acquaint the Public that he is just arrived.” Shopkeeper David Conkie placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2017

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 10, 1767).“He intends to sell on as reasonable terms as any Person in this town.” Eighteenth-century shopkeepers and artisans frequently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2017

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 6, 1766).“This Almanack is embellished with the above Cut of the Four Seasons of the Year.” In colonial America, December was the time for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2016

November 24

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Keane What was advertised in an American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (November 24, 1766).“A general assortment of GOODS, suitable for the Season.” In this advertisement Baker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2016

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.