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Search Results for "New-York Mercury"

Your search for posts with tags containing New-York Mercury found 12 posts

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (April 27, 1767).“I will work for the following prices.” Charles Oliver Bruff, “Gold-smith and Jeweler,” was in a price war with “three...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 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

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (December 15, 1766).“She has employ’d a young woman lately arrived from London.” When she decided to “decline Business for the present,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2016

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (December 8, 1766).“BOOKS and STATIONARY … to be sold by Hugh Gaine.” Hugh Gaine’s advertisement for “BOOKS and STATIONARY, Just...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2016

November 17

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (November 17, 1766).“To be sold cheap by John Keteltas … pewter tea-pots.” In this advertisement from the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2016

October 13

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (October 13, 1766).“BEING the largest and most curious collection …” In this advertisement Gerardus Duyckinck described...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2016

September

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (September 22, 1766).“Mr. KNAPP, with strict Candour, agreeable to the Constitution, and Fundamentals of Law and Equity, will give his Opinion and Advice on any Case.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2016

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Mercury (August 18, 1766).“DANCING IS Taught by the Subscriber, in a genteel and easy Method.” John Trotter and other dancing masters regularly advertised their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2016

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (July 21, 1766).“James Daniel, Wig-Maker and Hair-Dresser … Also Operator for the Teeth.” This advertisement first caught my attention because of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2016

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (June 30, 1766).“BOOKS & STATIONARY, Just imported, and to be sold by HUGH GAINE.” Hugh Gaine printed the New-York Mercury, though it is clear from the masthead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2016

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Mercury (June 9, 1766).“PERMIT me thus heartily to congratulate you on the Expulsion of an Act which must have involved these respectable Colonies into the utmost Difficulty.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2016

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Mercury (June 2, 1766).For all intents and purposes, John Coghill Knapp’s advertisement for his legal service concluded with a version of “to be continued,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2016

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