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April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Cream of Goods … at his Cheap Shop.” Customers could expect only the best merchandise when they visited the “Cheap Shop” operated by Gilbert Deblois.  In an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2022

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A variety of other articles too tedious to enumerate.” In the spring of 1772, an advertiser who identified himself simply as “STUKES” (almost certainly William Stukes)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2022

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As compleat an Assortment in their Store as any in New-England.” Nicholas Brown and Company promoted a vast array of imported merchandise in an advertisement in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2021

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stolen … a small pair of mens worsted black stockings.” Several advertisers placed notices in the November 5, 1771, edition of the Connecticut Courant to inform readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2021

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Painters and Limners Colours, / Dyers and Fullers Articles, / Window Glass of all Sizes.” Gerardus Duyckinck regularly advertised the “UNIVERSAL STORE” in the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2021

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Yorkshire STUFFS for Negro [Women’s] Gowns.” The partnership of Powell, Hopton, and Company announced the sale of “A Cargo of One Hundred and Thirty-three HEALTHY and PRIME...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2021

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ASSORTMENT OF MILLINARY GOODS.” Elizabeth Prosser, a milliner, took to the pages of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal to advertise “AN ASSORTMENT OF MILLINARY...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2021

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Public Vendue, At the Auction-Room in Queen street.” Colonial consumers encountered advertisements for all sorts of goods when they perused the pages of the Boston Evening-Post...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2021

May 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A fine ASSORTMENT of ENGLISH GOODS … with a great Variety of other Articles, too tedious to mention.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers in towns small and large emphasized...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 May 2021

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The above Goods were Chose by ourselves and on the Lowest Terms.” Douglas Heron and Company advertised “An Assortment of Scotch and English GOODS” recently imported from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will likewise dispose of at private sale, all his household furniture.” In the spring of 1771, Sampson Neyle took to the pages of the South-Carolina Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2021

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cash given for POT-ASH … at which Place is sold various Sorts of ENGLISH GOODS.” James McMasters did not have a single purpose for the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2020

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “One blue Broadcloth Coat, trimmed with blue, and has a blue Velvet Cape.” George West listed an impressive array of garments in his advertisement in the May 5, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2020

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

March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUNDRY HOUSEHOLD GOODS.” A short advertisement in the March 7, 1770, edition of the Georgia Gazette informed readers of an auction that would take place nearly a month...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2020

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Every lover of his country will encourage … American manufactures.” Benjamin Randolph, one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and successful cabinetmakers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2020

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 9, 1769). “The Whole of which were imported by himself before the Non-Importation Agreement took Place.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2019

September 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 26, 1769). “A single article of which has not been imported since last year.” As summer turned to fall in 1769, Nathan Frazier of Andover placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Sep 2019

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 13, 1769). “Bengalls, Chints, striped Ginghams, and red & white striped Holland.” Samuel Cottman advertised “a Variety of English Goods”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2019

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