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Gales Assorted Chocolates box
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Details

Object ID 001361

Object Name Gales Assorted Chocolates box

Object Desc Box of Gales American Custom Assorted Chocolates.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001151a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

Start Year Range 1890

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords chocolate,Gales Chocolate Company,candy,boxes,food,


Title Gales Assorted Chocolates

Description A 1lb 4oz box of Gales American Custom Assorted Chocolates with an inner container. Both components are constructed of cardboard. The outer box (CMY001151a) is illustrated in color. Pictured on the front is a man giving a woman a box of chocolates; a brick mansion sits in the background. The top of the box reads "Gales American Custom Assorted Chocolates, One Pound Four Ounces Net, Gales Chocolate Company, Boston, Mass., U.S. A" under this text is the ingredient list. The sides of the box are illustrated with symbols from American history such as: a covered wagon, civil war artillery, and the statue of liberty. The bottom of the box lists the different types of chocolates found inside the box. In addition, written in pencil is "1.50". The inside cover of the box is a diagram of where each chocolate is placed inside. The inner container (CMY001151b) is a mustard-colored cardboard tray with white polka dots.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 9

Width 5.5

Depth 1.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements refer to the outer box (CMY001151a). The following measurements refer to the inner container: Length: 8.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.5"

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gales Chocolate Company

Maker Details Boston, Massachusetts

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY001151a-b

Description Gales American Custom Assorted Chocolates

Conditions

Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The outer box (CMY001151a) has little wear on the corners and some staining/water damage on the bottom of the box. The structure of the box is sound and the illustrations and colors are still vibrant. The inner container (CMY001151b) has some discoloring inside the container, but no wear on the outside.


Events

Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes