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Your search for posts with tags containing Ames's Almanack found 7 posts

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s ALMANACK is now in the Press, and will be published in a few Days.” Was it news or advertising or both?  Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, printers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2020

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s and Low’s Almanacks, for 1770.” During the final week of 1769, Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, continued to advertise that he sold several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2019

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 12, 1769). “BLANKS of most sorts, and a variety of BOOKS sold at the Printing-Office.” Three advertisements placed by the printers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 May 2019

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 23, 1768). “Ames’s Almanack, For the Year of our Lord CHRIST, 1769.” Among the many options available to colonists in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 2, 1768).“AMES’s Almanack will be publish’d in a few Days.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2018

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (November 28, 1768).“Ames’s Almanack for 1769, SOLD by William M‘Alpine in MARLBOROUGH STREET, Boston.” As November came to an end and a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 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

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