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Search Results for "Regional Newspaper"

Your search for posts with tags containing Regional Newspaper found 12 posts

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “They manufacture and sell as usual at Frederick-Town.” According to their advertisement in the Pennsylvania Gazette, Hamilton and Leiper sold tobacco and snuff...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2021

April 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Rider from Boston to Northampton, Deerfield, &c.” Silent Wilde’s advertisement in the April 8, 1771, edition of the Boston Evening-Post testified to the dissemination...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 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

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Subscriber proposes undertaking the Practice of the Law.” In the fall of 1770, John Cole took to the pages of the Providence Gazette to advertise his services as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2020

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “CLOCK and WATCH-MAKER, at the DIAL in WILMINGTON.” Two clock- and watchmakers advertised in the August 16, 1770, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette, but they likely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2020

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Auction-Hall, KING-STREET … BOSTON.” John Gerrish, “Public Vendue-Master” or auctioneer, continued his endeavor to extend the range of his advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2020

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “His Store in East-Greenwich.” On December 23, 1769, Richard Matthewson published a newspaper advertisement promoting the “Neat Assortment of English and West-India...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 1, 1768).“David Nelson returns his sincere thanks to the PUBLIC.” When David Nelson opened “his new STORE, next door but one...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2018

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 2, 1768).“JOHN BOYD, Druggist, Has just imported, and now sells, at BALTIMORE TOWN.” John Boyd placed an advertisement for “A Neat...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2018

March 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (March 17, 1768).“HENRY STUBER, DRUGGIST in Lancaster.” Although he ran a shop in Lancaster, Henry Stuber sought local customers by placing advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2018

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 23, 1767).“WILLIAM ROGERS, Of Newport, Rhode-Island … has newly furnished his Shop with a neat Assortment of GOODS.” In general, eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2017

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