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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DOUBLE BEER, fine ALE, TABLE and SMALL BEER.” Robert Wells, the printer of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette, had too much news and advertising to include...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2020


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Few Bales of well bought WHITE PLAINS.” When he prepared to go to press with the May 22, 1770, edition, Charles Crouch, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2020

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHOCOLATE warranted good.” T. and J. Fleet, printers of the Boston Evening-Post, had far more content to publish than usual when they prepared the April 23, 1770, edition. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2020

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (January 12, 1769) “[No Room for News. Advertisements left out will be in our next.]” John Holt, the printer of the New-York Journal, faced a dilemma...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 3, 1768).“JUST imported by ADAM GILCHRIST.” Hugh Gaine, the printer of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, took in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2018

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