May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MANCHESTER and BIRMINGHAM WARES, daily expected from Bristol.” In an advertisement they placed in the May 25, 1768, edition of the Georgia Gazette, merchants Inglis and Hall promoted merchandise they already had on hand. In addition, they attempted to stoke anticipation for inventory … Continue reading May 25

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INGLIS and HALL have just imported …” Inglis and Hall were among the most frequent advertisers of consumer goods in the Georgia Gazette in 1767. Their multiple advertisements, however, remain hidden when relying on certain technologies, especially keyword searches in online databases, to … Continue reading August 26

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INGLIS and HALL have just imported, In the ship Friendship, Capt. Fitzherbert, from Bristol.” Inglis and Hall advertised a “NEAT ASSORTMENT” of merchandise “just imported, In the ship Friendship, Capt. Fitzherbert, from Bristol, and the last vessels from London.” Throughout the colonies, merchants, … Continue reading July 8

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INGLIS and HALL, have just imported, In the DIANA, Capt. CHEESEMAN, from LONDON.” Inglis and Hall, frequent advertisers in the Georgia Gazette, informed potential customers that they “have just imported, In the DIANA, Capt. CHEESEMAN, from LONDON, A general and neat Assortment of … Continue reading January 28

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A LARGE and NEAT ASSORTMENT of superfine broad cloths.” Inglis and Hall frequently advertised in the Georgia Gazette. Among Savannah’s shopkeepers, this partnership often placed the most extensive commercial notices in the local newspaper, making their marketing familiar to readers. Although they sometimes … Continue reading December 31

July 30

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? “JUST arrived in the Brigantine ANTELOPE … directly from the River GAMBIA and SIERRALEON.” Inglis and Hall announced that they would auction “A CHOICE CARGO of ONE HUNDRED PRIME SLAVES” that had arrived in Georgia “directly from the River GAMBIA and SIERRALEON.” Thanks to … Continue reading July 30

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? “Have just imported, In the Georgia Packet, Capt. Anderson, from London, and the Friendship, Perkins, from Bristol.” Inglis and Hall regularly advertised in the Georgia Gazette. In May 1766 they placed an advertisement announcing that they “have just imported, In the GEORGIA PACKET, Capt. … Continue reading June 18

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? “INGLIS and HALL, have just imported … A NEAT ASSORTMENT of India and English chintzes.” This is the first time the Adverts 250 Project has featured an advertisement from the Georgia Gazette. Although I make every effort to select advertisements from as many different … Continue reading May 21