Object ID 001369
Object Name Johnston Candies and Chocolate
Object Desc Box of Johnston Candies and Chocolate: Town and Country
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001155
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 11
Object Date 1927
Start Year Range 1925
End Year Range 1935
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Johnston Company,Masterson Company,chocolate candy,candy,boxes,
Title Johnston Candies and Chocolate
Description Box of Johnston Candies and Chocolate for Town and Country. The cardboard box is turquoise with colorful illustrations. The lid has an illustration of a women with luggage riding a horse drawn carriage with a driver. The cover reads "Johnston Candies and Chocolate Town and Country Net Weight 1lb Rich Milk Chocolate". In addition "Lois Chudnow 108" is written in pen on the lid. The sides of the lid have illustrations of a town scene and country scene; also lists the ingredients and the candies included in the assortment. The bottom of the box is brown. The box is wrapped in plastic and taped. There appears to be something inside the box, but not chocolates.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above measurements are for the entire box.
Place of Origin
Maker Johnston Company
Maker Details A Scottish immigrant named A.J. Johnston established the A.J. Johnston Confectionery and Cracker Company in 1848 as a local supplier of cookies and crackers. Within a few years the company had a regional and national reputation for high quality products. In 1899, his son Robert built the first factory and expanded the product line into chocolates and toppings. By 1920-23, a modern Art Deco manufacturing and office facility was constructed by Herman J. Esser to house all Robert A. Johnstonís operations. In the early 1990s, under Chairman and CEO Joe A. Masterson the company became one of the premier national suppliers of ice cream toppings, chocolate syrups and ice cream ingredients. Strict adherence to quality control standards and innovative product and packaging developments have always been the cornerstones at the Johnston Company.The factory is now known as the Masterson Company.
Maker Mark Johnston written in cursive with large J
Date JAN 30,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes The box's colors are still vibrant and the illustrations are clear and colorful. However, there is considerable wear on the edges and corners of the box. There is also taping on a few spots of the box including the bottom where the plastic was attached. There are some pen marks and scratches.
Date FEB 4,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin
Date MAY 30,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin