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Object ID 002674

Object Name Whitman's Library Package

Object Desc Book-shaped box by Whitman's Chocolates.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002377

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range 1916

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Whitman's,Chocolate,Candy Box,Little Leather Library,Boxes,

Title Whitman's Library Package

Description Book-shaped chocolate box by Whitman's, made in cooperation with the Little Leather Library Corporation in 1916. "Whitman's Chocolates embossed on cover with a small image of a dragon embossed just below. When opened, the other side of the cover reads, "Whitman's Library Package" at the top, and has a list of their other packages printed below. Paper cover for the box just to the right has a list of 'contents' which are the different types of chocolates found inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.25

Length 5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements taken of object standing upright.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Whitman's

Maker Details Whitman's is one of America's largest and oldest brands of boxed chocolates. Whitman's confections have been produced since 1842, originally by Stephen Whitman in Philadelphia and currently by Russell Stover Candies. The Whitman's Sampler, an assortment of boxed chocolates, is still popular.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2377



Date JUL 24,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Moderate to heavy edgewear throughout. Multiple tears are present as well. Interior has several small water stains.


Date JUL 24,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 1 from Room 4, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin