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The Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800

The Pennsylvania Gazette, founded in 1728 and purchased by Benjamin Franklin the next year, was considered the most successful newspaper in the colonies. It published the first political cartoon in American history and ran for over 70 years before closing shop a decade after Franklin's death. Sponsored by Accessible Archives, this site includes a brief but fascinating chronicle of the paper, as...

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