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June 15

GUEST CURATOR: Joseph Vanacore What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SLOOP of 84 tons, with all her stores.” I found Abraham Barker’s advertisement in the June 15, 1772, issue of the Newport Mercury very interesting....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2022

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Post of Mr. SIMNETT’s Dial is white, to distinguish it.” John Simnet, a watchmaker, ran several advertisements in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury and the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2022

May 4

GUEST CURATOR: Tyler Reid What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Be cautious, there are many … counterfeit watches … so bad they cannot be rendered useful.” John Simnet, a clock- and watchmaker, created this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2022

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Such Alterations which don’t engage much Time, GRATIS.” John Simnet, a watchmaker, placed rather colorful newspaper advertisements over the course of several years in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2022

April 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He is to be spoke with at Mr. Samuel Prince’s, Cabinet-maker, at the Sign of the Chest of Drawers.” Newspaper notices accounted for the vast majority of advertising in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2022

March 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Enquire of the printer.” Printing offices were hubs for circulating information in colonial America, but not all of the information that passed through printing offices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2022

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be celebrated, the Anniversary of the REPEAL OF THE STAMP-ACT.” A manicule called attention to an announcement about an upcoming event, a dinner commemorating the repeal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2022

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Magazines from January, 1771, to October, inclusive,” Rivington stated, “are likewise come to Hand.” James Rivington and other American booksellers sold some books...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2022

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Will sell them cheaper than any in the city.” Charles Oliver Bruff, a goldsmith and jeweler, operated a shop at “the Sign of the Tea-pot, Tankard, and Ear-ring” on...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2022

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken in by the Priner hereof, and a Number of Gentlemen in different Parts of the Country.” In December 1771 and continuing into 1772, Solomon Southwick,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2022

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He intends to stay a month only in this city.” John Siemon, a furrier, planned to remain in New York for a short time, “a month only,” so he quickly set about introducing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2021

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Every other article that fashion produces in the millenary business.” The appropriately named Susannah Faircloth sold a variety of textiles and adornments at her shop in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2021

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mr. SAUNDERS … is lately returned to this town.” Hyman Saunders needed no introduction … or, more appropriately, when the illusionist returned to New York after an absence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2021

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “High Gaine has for sale, a great variety of books.” Although some colonial printers reserved the final pages of their newspapers for advertising, not all did so.  In many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2021

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “[The particulars are ommitted this week for want of room.]” When the ship America arrived in New York as summer turned to fall in 1771, merchants and shopkeepers received...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2021

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large and compleat Assortment of ENGLISH, INDIA, and SCOTCH GOODS.” Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, had more content than would fit in the standard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some of the best workmen … that could be had in any part of England.” In the summer of 1771, Bennett and Dixon introduced themselves to residents of New York as “Jewellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2021

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “(Too tedious to insert in an Advertisement.)” Merchants and shopkeepers offered colonial consumers abundant choices, inviting them to make selections among their merchandise...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2021

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Where may be gad all kinds of BLANKS commonly used in this Colony.” Colonial printers often used the colophons on the final pages of their newspapers for more than merely providing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2021

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