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May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “N.B. They have just received by the Ship Providence, Capt. Gilbert, a large and compleat Assortment of European and East India GOODS.” The arrival of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2021

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have just arrived from London, in the Ship Providence, Captain Gilbert, a large Assortment of GOODS.” The arrival of ships in port meant not only new goods in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “His Design is … to exclude his Wife from all Interest in, or Advantage from said Farm.” On occasion, advertisements published in colonial newspapers generated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2021

April 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Speedily will be published … The works of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Most of the final page of the April 13, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette consisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2021

April 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Consider his Misfortunes, and to favour him with their Custom.” When Elisha Brown resumed “his former Right and Estate in the GRIST-MILL” that he once operated,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Apr 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He continues to carry on the Sail-making Business.” In an advertisement in the March 30, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette, John Sinkins advised readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2021

March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A NEAT Assortment of QUEEN’s WARE.” When John Jenkins opened a shop in Providence in 1771, he placed an advertisement in the Providence Gazette to advise prospective...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2021

March 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Both the above Houses are well situated for Business.” Location, location, location!  Several real estate notices ran in the March 16, 1771, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2021

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Several Kinds of Blanks.” Like his counterparts in other cities and towns, John Carter did more than print a newspaper at his printing office.  In addition to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2021

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisements should be inserted in the Newport and Providence News-Papers, calling upon all Persons to bring in their Old Tenor Bills.” Colonists often found information...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2021

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Brass candlesticks.” Joseph Russell and William Russell regularly placed advertisements in the Providence Gazette in the late 1760s and early 1770s.  Like many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2021

February 16

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 Week for Four Shillings.” In the eighteenth century, some printers used...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2021

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HIS Majesty’s Post-Master General … has been pleased to add a fifth Packet-Boat to the Station between Falmouth and New-York.” In January and February...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2021

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “[illegible] and dispatched by a Packet the next Day for Falmouth.” Digitization makes historical sources, like eighteenth-century newspapers, more readily accessible...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2021

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE TRIAL … published by Permission of the Court.” In January 1771, John Fleeming published an account of the trials of the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2021

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As Advertising is attended with Expence to the College, ’tis earnestly requested that it need not be repeated.” When Rhode Island College (Now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? SlaveryProvidence Gazette (January 12, 1771).“A Likely strong Negro Man.” On January 12, 1771, an advertisement for a “Likely strong Negro Man, about 28 Years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2021

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A variety of other articles too tedious to mention.” Shopkeepers Ebenezer Thompson and James Arnold placed a lengthy advertisement for a “GOOD assortment of English...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2021

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A LIST of the fortunate Numbers in the First Class of CUMBERLAND BRIDGE Lottery.” In order to raise funds for “the Purpose of repairing and rebuilding the Bridge...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “On Wednesday next will be Published … Mr. West’s Sheet ALMANACK, For the Year 1771.” Advertisements for almanacs were ubiquitous in American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2020

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