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Your search for posts with tags containing Ornamental Printing found 7 posts

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

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 15, 1769). “ROBERT AITKEN, Bookseller, From Glasgow.” Robert Aitken, a bookseller, kept shop in Philadelphia only briefly in 1769. In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2019

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just come to Hand, and to be sold by Glen and Gregory.” Connecticut Journal (December 16, 1768).As fall turned to winter in 1768, the partnership of Glen and Gregory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2018

April 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Post-Boy (April 11, 1768).“Two young HORSES.” Samuel Harnden placed an advertisement seeking to sell “two young HORSES” in the April 11, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2018

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (July 9, 1767).“Ready for Sale, BY Jolley Allen.” Regular readers of the Massachusetts Gazette may have been surprised when they glimpsed this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2017

September 27

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 27, 1766).“A fresh and large Assortment of English and India Goods.” This advertisement in the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2016

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (July 7, 1766).“JUST Imported from London, by Jolley Allen.” Shopkeeper Jolley Allen almost certainly played a role in designing this advertisement. As I have...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2016

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