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June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Boxes of Medicines for Plantation Use … will also contain a Phial of his famous FEVER DROPS.” When apothecary Thomas Stinson purchased the shop and inventory of another apothecary,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2021

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who live remote shall have their Orders as faithfully complied with as if present themselves.” Apothecaries Nathanael Dabney and Philip Godfrid Kast competed for customers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2021

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Each articles will be put up singly, and in the order of the inventory annexed.” Both the size and format of Richard Tidmarsh’s advertisement on the final page...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

A Band of Alchemists

 "The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction;...
From: Conciatore on 6 Jan 2021

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Fresh from one of the best Druggists in London.” Like many other apothecaries in colonial America, Amos Throop of Providence resorted to newspaper advertising to promote...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2020

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Lion and Mortar.” In the fall of 1770, Philip Godfrid Kast, an apothecary, placed an advertisement in the Essex Gazette to inform potential customers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2020

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ELIXIRS … PILLS … WATERS.” The partnership of Carne and Poinsett sold a variety of medicines and medical supplies at their shop on Elliott Street in Charleston. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2020

A Gift for the Innocent

 One of the distinctive roundels designedby Andrea della Robbia for the facade of theOspedale degli Innocenti.In early 1597, Antonio Neri turned twenty-one. He was in his final year of training for the priesthood in the Catholic Church. The war with...
From: Conciatore on 13 Nov 2020

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Patenteed Medicines, too many to be enumerated in an Advertisement.” Oliver Smith advertised a “compleat Assortment of the very best DRUGGS and MEDICINES”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Unicorn and Mortar.” On the first day of September in 1770, Benjamin Bowen and Benjamin Stelle advertised “MEDICINES, A full and general Assortment,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2020

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I took Dr. Weed’s Syrup for the Bloody Flux, which gave me immediate ease.” An advertisement for “Dr. Weed’s Syrup and Powder for the Bloody Flux”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2020

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Doctor’s Boxes … are carefully prepared.” Peter Roberts advertised “An Assortment of the best DRUGS and MEDICINES” as well as other medical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2020

Glass of Montpellier

Montpellier, France, in the seventeenth century.(Attribution unknown)Montpellier is an old city in southern France. It stands about halfway between Marseille and the Spanish border along the Mediterranean Sea (strategically located slightly inland to...
From: Conciatore on 3 Jul 2020

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Supplied with genuine Medicines, very cheap.” In the summer of 1770, Amos Throop sold a “compleat Assortment of MEDICINES” at his shop in Providence, appropriately...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2020

A Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 12 Jun 2020

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “BOXES of MEDICINES made up, as usual, on the shortest Notice.” After the partnership of Carne and Wilson dissolved in 1770, apothecary Robert Carne placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2020

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN entire Assortment of all Kinds of DRUGS.” In eighteenth-century American newspapers, compositors did not organize advertisements according to category or classification. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2020

A Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 23 Dec 2019

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 4, 1769). “A Compleat Assortment of MEDICINES.” Lewis Johnson’s advertisements for medicines became a familiar sight in the Georgia Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2019

The Glass of Montpellier

Montpellier, France, in the seventeenth century.(Attribution unknown)Montpellier is an old city in southern France. It stands about halfway between Marseille and the Spanish border along the Mediterranean Sea (strategically located slightly inland to...
From: Conciatore on 23 Sep 2019

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