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July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DUTCH FANS, upon different constructions.” Yesterday’s entry featured an advertisement for “ROLLING SCREENS for Cleaning Wheat or Flax-seed” placed in the July 18, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2021

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ROLLING SCREENS for Cleaning Wheat or Flax-seed.” Christian Fiss devoted half of the space in his advertisement in the July 18, 1771, edition of the Pennsylvania Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2021

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THE CARPENTERS ARMS.” The woodcut that adorned the upper left corner of Samuel Caruthers’s advertisement demanded attention from readers, perhaps making it well worth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2021

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “UMBRILLOES.” A brief advertisement in the May 20, 1771, edition of the Boston-Gazette informed readers of “ALL Sorts of UMBRILLOS, made in the neatest Manner, and very cheap,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2021

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mathematical Instrument-Maker.” William Williams, a “Mathematical Instrument-Maker,” kept a shop near the Long Wharf in Boston in the early 1770s.  That location likely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2021

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RD. SAUSE. CUTLER.” Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … or a means of capitalizing on a competitor’s marketing efforts.  On March 4,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2021

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All sorts of knives, razors, shears, and scissars.” When Bailey and Youle, “Cutlers from Sheffield,” advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 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

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Hopes he may meet with Encouragement from those who are Well-wishers to the MANUFACTURES of THIS Province.” For several years in the 1760s and 1770s, silversmith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 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

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

The Gardener’s Labyrinth

I’m having this really neat synchronicity of research, writing and life right now, as I’m working on Chapter Three of my book, which is focused on Elizabethan horticulture. So I get up, water my garden, and then go upstairs into my study and...
From: streets of salem on 11 Aug 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SICKLES, ready prepared for the Harvest.” As summer approached in 1770, James Hendricks announced to readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette that he had “ONE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2020

May 3

What advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sign of the Hunting-Side-Saddle.” A striking image of a saddle embellished Elias Botner’s advertisement in the Postscript Extraordinary to the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2020

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SPAIN, PORTUGAL, LONDON … The SHIP MARY.” Deciphering the copy in these advertisements may be difficult or even impossible, but the visual images remain...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2020

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Valuable PLANTATION … THIRTY VALUABLE NEGROES.” John Rose and Alexander Rose, administrators of the estate “of the deceased Dr. WILLIAM ROSE,” turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hart’s Vendue Store.” Relatively few eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements featured visual images. Most that did relied on woodcuts of ships, houses, horses,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2020

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stage-Waggons.” Eighteenth-century newspapers featured few visual images. Many had some sort of device in the masthead, but usually delivered the news unadorned. Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2019

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

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