Advertisement by an Eighteenth-Century Tailor

Are you looking for the advertisement by an eighteenth-century tailor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently featured by the Two Nerdy History Girls in their Breakfast Links for this week?  That was the featured advertisement for March 13.  You can skip to it directly via this link.

However, you’re also welcome to explore the rest of the Adverts 250 Project and examine many other eighteenth-century advertisements.  Thank you for visiting!

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Ceara Morse

Ceara Morse is a sophomore majoring in History and Secondary Education at Assumption College. From a young age she found history interesting because history is being made every day, not just in the distant past. She is fascinated by many historical periods and places, but wants to focus on U.S. History. She will be guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 19 to 25, as well as curator of the Slavery Adverts 250 Project for the week of April 2 to 8.  She has previously served as guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of October 30 to November 5, 2016, as well as curator of the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of October 9 to 15, 2016.

Welcome back, Ceara Morse!

Welcome, Guest Curator Daniel McDermott

Daniel McDermott is a sophomore majoring in History at Assumption College. He has worked for the National Park Service during the last two summers, first as a Cultural Resources Intern and then as a Park Ranger at Lowell National Historical Park. He loves learning about history and sharing it. He is especially interested in the fields of early American history and environmental history. He hopes to continue studying history in graduate school and one day become a high school history teacher. He will be the guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 12-18, 2017.  He previously curated the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of February 19-25.

Welcome, Daniel McDermott!

Welcome, Guest Curator Samuel Birney

Samuel Birney is a junior majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has completed the department’s capstone seminar, researching and writing “The Emergence of International Aid and Relief: Comparing the Disaster Responses of Naples and Lisbon.” He will present that work at the college’s annual Undergraduate Symposium in April. He has made the Dean’s List every semester. Sam is interested in how human belief and behavior have changed over the course of history and the development of cultures across the world. He believes history is one of the means we have of coming to understand humankind’s place in the world, in the past, present, and future.  He will be the guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of February 26 to March 4, 2017.  He will also curate the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 12 to 18, 2017.

Welcome, Sam Birney!

Welcome, Guest Curator Shannon Holleran

Shannon Holleran is a sophomore majoring in Education and History at Assumption College. She has always had a love for history, but truly recognized her passion for the past when she visited Washington, DC, to participate in the finals for the National History Day competition. She spent a week in DC exploring the city and delving into our nation’s history. After that incredible experience, she was certain she wanted to pursue a career in history. She will be the guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of February 19 to 25, 2017. She will also curate the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 19 to 26, 2017.

Welcome, Shannon Holleran!

Welcome, Guest Curator Nicholas Sears

Nicholas Sears is a sophomore majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He previously attended Bridgewater State University and Regis College. One of his essays, “Narcan and the Heroin Epidemic in Massachusetts,” appeared in the seventh edition of Embracing Writing: First- and Second-Year Writing at Bridgewater State University (2015). He will be guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project during the week of November 27 to December 3, 2016.  He previously curated the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of November 6 to 12, 2016.

Welcome, Nicholas Sears!

Welcome, Guest Curator Patrick Keane

Patrick Keane is a sophomore who transferred to Assumption College from Kennebec Valley Community College, where he was an honor student. He is majoring in History and minoring in Economics. He was on the varsity soccer and tennis teams at Waterville Senior High, in Waterville, Maine. He will be guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project during the week of November 20 to 26, 2016. He previously curated the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of October 23 to 29, 2016.

Welcome, Patrick Keane!