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Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer

Trade card of the engraver and copper plate printer Francis Arnold. At center is a detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop with two workers, one engaged in the process of engraving a copper plate and the other at the printing press, with sheets drying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Jan 2023

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The PRINTING and POST-OFFICES are removed to Meeting-Street.” John Carter’s printing office had a new location.  In early December 1772, the printer of the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2022

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Whoever shall take up the said Mare and return her … shall have One Dollar Reward.” William Hickcok’s advertisement about a bay mare “STRAYED or Stolen” from a local...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2022

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All kinds of office and other blanks, hand-bills, &c. &c.” When James Humphrey, Jr., opened a printing shop in Philadelphia in the summer of 1772, he placed advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2022

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Such as are indebted to the Printer for advertising … are requested to discharge their Accounts.” In the colophon that appeared at the bottom of the final page of each issue...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2022

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Necessity of altering the Day of their weekly Publication.” It last only two weeks.  On July 15, 1772, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford shifted the publication day...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2022

An Enigmatic Etcher

I wanted to share some examples of the work of the Salem artist George F. White, Jr., better known as George Merwanjee White (1849-1915), but I wish I could also share more details about his life. He’s a bit mysterious, particularly his chosen middle...
From: streets of salem on 27 Jul 2022

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette, and Country Journal.” Charles Crouch, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal, had far more content than would...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2022

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Oils…  Paints…  Varnishes… GUMS.” When it appeared in the Supplement to the Boston-Gazette on May 11, 1772, John Gore and Son’s advertisement for paint and supplies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2022

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Oils…  Paints… Varnishes… GUMS.” John Gore and Son’s advertisement for an “Assortment of Painters Oil and Colours” available “At the Painters-Arms in Queen-Street”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2022

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Oils … Paints … Varnishes … GUMS.” John Gore and Son’s advertisement in the April 27, 1772, edition of the Boston-Gazette raises all sorts of interesting questions. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2022

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Joseph Peirce HAS receiv’d by Capt. Scott, who is just arriv’d from London, a genteel Assortment of English and India Goods.” Joseph Peirce’s advertisement occupied...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2022

April 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Last Thursday’s Paper containing their Advertisements accompany this Day’s Papers.” Advertisements accounted for important revenue for colonial printers.  That was certainly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2022

March 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Said EVITT prints Advertisements.” In the early 1770s, William Evitt regularly placed advertisements in several newspapers published in Philadelphia to announce that he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2022

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUBSCRIPTIONS … will be received by T. & J. Fleet, in Boston, T. Green in New-London, and by the other Printers in Connecticut.” When a “Gentleman in England, of Distinguished...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2022

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He does not receive a Sufficiency from his Subscribers to defray even the Expence of Paper on which the Gazette is printed.” It was a familiar refrain.  John Carter, printer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2022

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Most of these Papers will, probably, be irrecoverably lost in a few Years, unless preserved by Printing.” On behalf of posterity, printers and consumers in Massachusetts worked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2022

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS taken in … Small HAND-BILLS at an Hour’s Notice.” Advertising represented significant revenues for early American printers.  For many, advertising, rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2022

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The PRINTING-OFFICE is removed to a new Building.” In the fall of 1772, John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, moved to a new location.  When he did so, he exercised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2021

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “86—.” For several weeks in 1771, Nesbitt Deane promoted “HATS, MANUFACTURED by the Advertiser” in the New-York Journal.  His advertisements concluded with “86—,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2021

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