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September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My Husband has attempted by an Advertisement to ruin my Character.” Advertisements warning against extending credit to runaway wives were a standard feature in American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2020

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The best Clubs, and the greatest Entertainments in this City, were at the above Tavern.” Samuel Fraunces was one of the most illustrious tavernkeepers of his day. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 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

Repertory and Reputation at the Curtain

Adeola Ogunbadewa is a research intern at the School of English at the University of Kent, where she is going into her final year reading for a BA in Spanish and Religious Studies.  She has been working on a project to develop a timeline of...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Jul 2020

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Pains taken by some to represent him in the unpopular Light of an Importer.” On July 3, 1770, Thomas Robie of Marblehead, Massachusetts, placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2020

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Large quantities of sickles, stamped S. PACHALL, in imitation … of my stamp.” For several months in the spring and summer of 1770, Stephen Paschall ran an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2020

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “She has had the honour of being employed by several ladies in this city.” Mary Morcomb did not indicate how recently she had arrived in New York in her advertisement,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 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

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (October 12 1769). “We have suffered much by the generous Sacrifice of the Mercantile Interest to the public Freedom and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2019

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 15, 1769). “Some evil minded Person or Persons have wickedly and falsely spread a Report, that I put Soap Suds and Pot-Ash in my Bread.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2019

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 4, 1769). “She has had the Honour of being employed by several Ladies in this City.” In an advertisement that ran in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2019

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 14, 1769). “Finisher to Mr. GRAY and Mr. ELLICOT, WATCH-MAKERS to his late and present MAJESTY.” John Simnet was an industrious advertiser,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2019

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (June 29, 1769). “Doing so was contrary to the Non-Important Agreement.” The success of the nonimportation agreements adopted during the imperial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2019

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 5, 1769). “Mends and cleans Watches, in as neat a Manner as any Watch-Finisher in Town or Country.” John Simnet, “Watch-Finisher, and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2019

April 28

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 28, 1769). “A SCHOOL for teaching young MASTERS and MISSES, DANCING and GOOD MANNERS.” Peter Curtis took out...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2019

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (February 2, 1769). “PETER VIANEY, Fencing and Dancing Master.” Peter Vianey’s advertisement that ran in the New-York Journal for four weeks...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2019

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 3, 1768).“My Son, ELISHA BROWN, has undertaken to tend my Grist-Mill in Providence.” Elisha Brown operated a family business. Late in 1768...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2018

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 23, 1768).“I have been informed that some of my customers have been displeased.” Seth Wales had two purposes for placing an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2018

September 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 8, 1768).“He has been mistaken for a Dancing-Master, whose Behaviour to his Scholars gave just Offence.” Peter Vianey needed to do some...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Sep 2018

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