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COLL 150: Consumer Revolution, Displaying Empire, and Imperial Nostalgia (Fall 2022)

"...at the cheapest Rates..."

Below is an advertisement from Boston, 1749. Break into groups and discuss:

  • Who is selling?
  • What are they selling?
  • What is their Gimmick or hook?
  • What do the items have it common?
  • What do the items tell us about commerce and consumption in the Atlantic World?

Taking a step back

Look at the database entry itself. 

  • What else does this tell us about the document itself?
  • How does this information help us find additional sources and information?