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January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At William Scott’s STORE, North Side of Faneuil-Hall, Boston.” William Scott made sure that he placed his advertisement for various textiles and “a great...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2020

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE MARYLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR 1770.” The Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project draw their contents from several databases of eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2020

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” It has been more than a year since any “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS” from Charles Crouch’s South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2020

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Price of a Year’s paper is in itself trifling.” As 1769 drew to a close, John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, placed two timely advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2019

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS by an Advertisement in the Philadelphia Papers …” Did colonists read all of those advertisements that appeared in the pages of early American newspapers?...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2019

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (November 20, 1769). “TO BE SOLD BY Harbottle Dorr …” Harbottle Dorr is not a household name today, but Dorr remains well known...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2019

Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789

Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789  by Joseph M. Adelman (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) An explosion of new... The post Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing...

Q&A with Joseph Adelman

Today, The Junto interviews our own Joseph Adelman about his new book Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789. Jordan Taylor’s review of the book appeared yesterday. Junto:...
From: The Junto on 4 Sep 2019

Review: Adelman, Revolutionary Networks

Joseph M. Adelman, Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). Historians often rely on a pair of archetypes to think about early American newspaper printers....
From: The Junto on 3 Sep 2019

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 24, 1769). “This valuable tincture … sold … at Mrs. CROSSWALL’S in Thames-street[,] Newport.” In the summer of 1769, Mr. Hamilton,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2019

“The Vision” by Robin Hood (1841)

Everyone of course loves to investigate appearances of the name of Robin Hood in medieval court records. One of these days, it might finally be proven who the “real” Robin Hood was by combing through these patchy records of medieval England....

Anon. ‘Robin Hood’ (1828)

The following poem, written anonymously and titled simply as ‘Robin Hood’, appeared in The Oriental Observer and Literary Chronicle in 1828. The newspaper, printed in Calcutta during the rule of the East India Company, went through a number...

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

Robin Hood the Angry Letter Writer

By Stephen Basdeo Many people have adopted the name of Robin Hood over the years. The most obvious ones which spring to mind are the men who appear in medieval court records, being criminals who adopted the alias. The press today even applies the name...

Thomas Cooper’s “Prison Rhyme” (1845)

By Stephen Basdeo I recently came into possession of a book written by Thomas Cooper (1805-92), a famous Chartist activist, which he gave to his friend, the newspaper proprietor and fellow Chartist, John Cleave (1790-1847). Chartism was the first large-scale...

May 1

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 1, 1769). “A compleat set of gold and silver smith’s tools.” On May 1, 1769, this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2019

Finding inspiration in 1920s headlines

Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963); Dec 5, 1929; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune pg. 16 Every writer I know is regularly asked, "Where do you get your ideas?" Some authors love this question, some hate it. For me, I'm somewhere in between.With...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 6 Apr 2019

“Daily Recipes for Home Cooking” (1924)

Nathan Hopson This is the second in a planned series of posts on nutrition science and government-sanctioned recipes in imperial Japan. Imagine a national cookbook. What would that look like? What would it say about the values and ideology of the society...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Apr 2019

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 3, 1769). “A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.” Music was popular in colonial America, just like it...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2019

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