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April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RD. SAUSE. CUTLER.” Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … or a means of capitalizing on a competitor’s marketing efforts.  On March 4,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2021

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All sorts of knives, razors, shears, and scissars.” When Bailey and Youle, “Cutlers from Sheffield,” advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2021

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just received advice from London of the fashions advanced for the court ladies this year.” Thomas Hartley made stays or corsets for “the LADIES” of New...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2021

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is the Book used in Princetown College and Grammar School.” In the late 1760s and early 1770s, bookseller Garrat Noel frequently placed advertisements in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2021

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He intends to CONTINUE his PERFORMANCES a few Nights.” When Hymen Saunders, an illusionist, arrived in New York from Europe in the fall of 1770, he placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2021

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SADLERY WARE.” Ornamental printing helped to make the final page of the supplement that accompanied the January 21, 1771, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2021

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Said Morton has to dispose of, a large and very neat assortment of gilt and plain frame looking-glasses and sconces.” Hugh Gaine, “Printer, Bookseller, and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2021

January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADDRESS To those who possess a PUBLIC SPIRIT.” When bookseller Robert Bell inserted a notice about upcoming auctions in the January 3, 1771, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2021

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Exhibiting his Art of Dexterity of Hand.” As 1770 came to an end and 1771 began, William Patridge, an itinerant performer, took to the pages of the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2020

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Beds and window curtains in the newest taste, as practised in London.” An array of merchants and shopkeepers placed advertisements for imported goods in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Goods of the best qualities, and newest patterns.” George Fenner stocked a variety of textiles and clothing at his store on Broad Street in New York.  In an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2020

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any quantity of seedling plants of the different species, can be got ready at a short notice, to be shipped to any Part of the World.” Thomas Vallentine wanted his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2020

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SCONCES.” The partnership of Abeel and Byvanck regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury in 1770.  While it is difficult to determine...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Two valuable negro men, and a negro wench with a female child.” Auctioneers Thomas William Moore and Company regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2020

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Sorts of Gold, Silver, and Silk.” Barnaby Andrews, an “IMBROIDERER,” placed a notice in the October 22, 1770, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2020

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hutchin’s Improved:  BEING AN ALMANACK … For the Year of our LORD 1771.” By the middle of October 1770, advertisements for almanacs for 1771 began...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2020

September 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has made a considerable Improvement in the Construction of those Shears.” When he started a new business in 1770, Cornelius Atherton placed an advertisement to alert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Sep 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be SOLD … Best PORTER.” Colonial printers often devoted as much space to advertising as news, editorials, and other content in their newspapers.  Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2020

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “… practised by very few in ENGLAND, and those esteemed the best Mechanicks in Europe.” Like many other artisans who migrated to the colonies in the eighteenth-century,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2020

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Coopers Bung borers, adzes, howells, compasses, crozes, bitts and rivets.” In the 1770s, when merchants and shopkeepers enumerated the “general assortment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2020

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