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Your search for posts with tags containing Leisure Activities found 10 posts

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The best Clubs, and the greatest Entertainments in this City, were at the above Tavern.” Samuel Fraunces was one of the most illustrious tavernkeepers of his day. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2020

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 28, 1769). “Tavern at the King’s Arms on Boston Neck.” In the summer of 1769, the George Tavern on Boston Neck became the Tavern at the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (June 30, 1769). “A neat BOAT, suitable for the reception of passengers.” Readers encountered four advertisements for transportation via “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2019

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (October 27, 1768).“A grand set of Fire-works.” The proprietors of Ranelagh Garden advertised leisure activities, especially fireworks displays, to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2018

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (June 20, 1768).“The commodious Inn, in Princeton, long known by the name of the Hudibras.” As spring turned to summer in 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2018

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Large or small Entertainments provided, in the most genteel Manner.” New-York Journal (June 16, 1768).As summer arrived in New York in 1768, Josiah Davenport continued...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2018

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 12, 1767).“The Indian King Tavern and London Coffee House in Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.” Thomas Sommerville was the proprietor...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2017

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (January 19, 1767).“SKATES, OF different sizes.” Hubert Van Wagenen sold a variety of goods – from “Ironmongery and Cutlery” to textiles...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2017

September

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 20, 1766).“To be RUN … by any Horse, Mare, or Gelding.” Yesterday’s advertisement promoted a lottery for “SUNDRY Millinery Goods”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2016

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 18, 1766).“Those gentlemen and ladies that incline to take the country air … may depend upon having good usage.” Residents of Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2016

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