With no radio, television, or internet, distributing public information was difficult. Newspapers were available, but the governments preferred having their various proclamations and declarations printed by local printers. These were often printed as posters (broadsides) and then posted in public places like taverns, inns, and outside of public buildings. Various printers had government contracts to print the news and declarations from Congress, the King, or for the general public. Includes
- 1775 King's Proclamation (11 x 8) - This poster went up after the action between New England militia and British forces at Breed's Hill.
- 1777-78 Philadelphia Regulations (10 x 7 - This poster went up in Philadelphia after the British takeover in 1777. It details instructions about certain commodities, including rum, and molasses.
- Request for Livestock (10.5 x 8) - This poster requested citizens to bring in livestock and fodder to the British for payment. A similar request was made by Washington at Valley Forge the same winter.
- Road Cleanup Request (8 x 14) - This poster requested all citizens to clean up the roads near their residences so that the wagons could pass through.
- Complaints about Stealing (8 x 14) – Citizens are warned to not accept suspicious property from others, as it could be stolen.