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April 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A POEM. By Doctor GOLDSMITH, author of THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD and THE TRAVELLER.” In the spring of 1771, William Bradford and Thomas Bradford, printers in Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2021

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Spencer has already given convincing proofs of his abilities.” In the spring of 1771, Brent Spencer, a “Coach & Coach Harness MAKER,” opened a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2021

February 21

What do newspaper advertisements published 250 years ago today tell us about the era of the American Revolution? “LIBERTY.  A POEM.” “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Boy named SAY.” Like every other newspaper printer in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2021

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HART and PATTERSON … opened a VENDUE-STORE.” Unlike the vast majority of eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements composed primarily of text, a visual image...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2021

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A DISCOURSE, Occasioned by the DEATH of the Revd. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, was one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2021

January 24

Who was the subject of advertisements in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? “Will be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE … in Baltimore Town, Maryland.” On January 24, 1771, Jacob Giles and W. Young placed an advertisement about an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2021

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Each articles will be put up singly, and in the order of the inventory annexed.” Both the size and format of Richard Tidmarsh’s advertisement on the final page...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “D.K’s performance is scandalous and preposterous.” Lewis Fay’s advertisement in the Pennsylvania Journal caused some controversy.  For several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2020

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “FOR NEWRY, The SHIP SALLY, WILLIAM KEITH, Master.” Readers of the Pennsylvania Chronicle, and, especially, the Pennsylvania Gazette and the Pennsylvania Journal did...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LIBERTY.” “To be sold … A Healthy active young NEGRO MAN.” Liberty and enslavement were intertwined in the 1770s, a paradox that defines the founding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2020

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Experience has taught him to cut hair according to art.” Lewis Fay, a “Periwig Maker and Hair Dresser,” offered his services to the residents of Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2020

November 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “His house is extremely well calculated for the accommodation of GRAND and SHERIFF’S JURIES.” Josiah F. Davenport operated an inn and tavern, the Bunch of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2020

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “For CHARLESTOWN … the Sloop SALLY.” In many ways, these brief advertisements published in the Pennsylvania Journal in the summer of 1770 looked very much...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2020

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A LARGE quantity of PATENT and FAMILY MEDICINES.” Sometimes the advertisements in colonial American newspapers gave the impression that just about every purveyor...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2020

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ah—Liberty!  …. An empty sound alone remains of thee.” John Mason, an upholsterer, did not merely seek to sell paper hangings (or wallpaper) and bedding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 2020

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Manufactured at the MANHEIM GLASS WORKS, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.” The partnership of Brooks and Sharp injected patriotism into an advertisement for “AMERICAN...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2020

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Jolly Sailor.” In an era before standardized street numbers, advertisers resorted to a variety of means of describing their locations. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2020

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Carry on the business with the same head workman as manufactured for Jackson and Gibbons.” At the beginning of 1770, William Norton and Company placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2020

March 22, 177

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My customers are therefore requested to be upon their guard against such deceptions.” Counterfeit hams!  In an advertisement that ran in the March 22, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Mar 2020

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “MAREDAUNT’s DROPS, May be had at the Book Store.” The colophon on the final page of the Pennsylvania Journal stated that the newspapers was “Printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2020

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