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Elizabeth Murray, Boston Evening-Post, 25 March 1751, "Shop Advertisement," Courtesy, American Antiquarian Society

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Elizabeth Murray Advertisement

In this advertisement, Elizabeth Murray reminded consumers of her shop's location, listed a few items in her stock of millinery goods, and announced that she was offering new services, in particular embroidery lessons and boarding for young ladies. It is possible that financial struggles with her new shop led her to diversify her business. 

For more on embroidery styles in the colonial period, see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery: American Samples and Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850. 2 vols. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.


For other examples of colonial advertising, see Trade Cards, Broadsides and Advertisements in Browse the Collection portion of our site.