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April 3

30 April 2017

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (April 30, 1767).“Genteel Assortment newest fashion Fans and Masks.” At his...

Slavery Advertisements Published April 30, 1767

30 April 2017

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on Twitter:  @SlaveAdverts250. Massachusetts Gazette (April...

April 29

29 April 2017

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 29, 1767).“Hand-Bills, Advertisements, &c. printed at the shortest Notice.”...

Slavery Advertisements Published April 29, 1767

29 April 2017

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on Twitter:  @SlaveAdverts250. Compiled by Samuel Birney Georgia...