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July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DUTCH FANS, upon different constructions.” Yesterday’s entry featured an advertisement for “ROLLING SCREENS for Cleaning Wheat or Flax-seed” placed in the July 18, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2021

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A small warehouse … in Baltimore.” The Pennsylvania Chronicle, like other American newspapers published prior to the American Revolution, served a large region.  Published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2021

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “In a few days will be published by said SPARHAWK, a handsome edition of Dimsdale on the small-pox.” John Sparhawk cultivated a reputation as a bookseller with a particular...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2021

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THE imprudent Behaviour of my Son JESSE HALL, lays me under the painful Necessity of forwarning all Persons from harbouring or concealing him.” Conradt Wolff lamented that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2021

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS of a moderate Length (accompanied with the Pay) are inserted in this Paper three Weeks for Four Shillings Lawful Money.” Today marks two thousand days of production...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2021

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Mr. SAUNDERS’s stay in this City will be but a few weeks.” Like many other itinerant performers, Hyman Saunders, an illusionist, placed newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon, on the death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, preached by JOHN WESLEY.” In the months following his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2021

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We hope to meet with encouragement from the patriotic gentlemen and ladies of this city.” In January and February 1771, Russel and Moore ran advertisements informing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2021

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Turtle, for large Companies, dressed to Perfection.” When Edward Bardin opened the King’s Arms Tavern in New York in the summer of 1770, he did not confine...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 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 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The FLYING MACHINE.” Partners John Barnhill and John Mercereau took different approaches to adverting their stage wagon service between New York and Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2020

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sam-Mill SAWS … By BENJAMIN HUMPHREYS.” Visual images were relatively rare in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Mastheads often, but not always, incorporated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2020

January 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dealers will meet with the usual encouragement.” As colonists greeted a new decade, the “proprietors of the CHINA WORKS, now erecting in Southwark” took...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jan 2020

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hart’s Vendue Store.” Relatively few eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements featured visual images. Most that did relied on woodcuts of ships, houses, horses,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2020

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (October 16, 1769). “Just published … Father ABRAHAM’S ALMANACK.” It was one of the signs that fall had arrived in the colonies:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2019

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (September 18, 1769). “DANCING MASTER.” Advertisements in the September 18, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Chronicle reminded readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2019

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR CONTINUING AND IMPROVING The PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard launched an advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 2019

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 27, 1769). “SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in … in different parts of America.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2019

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 13, 1769). “The Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE … is very desirous to extend its Utility.” On May 13, 1769, William Goddard published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2019

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