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Object ID 002793

Object Name Princess Candy Box

Object Desc Floral patterned candy box and lid originally containing Princess crushed fruits in cream. Made in Milwaukee

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002556a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Candy exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords candy,Princess Confectionary Company,chocolates,confections,boxes,

Title Princess Candy Box

Description Floral printed candy box originally containing crushed fruits in cream and made by the Princess Confectionary of Milwaukee. Box base (2566a) has floral printed sides and bottom. Inside are two embossed paper flaps with a scalloped edge, floral design, and "Princess" and "Milwaukee." Box lid (2556b) has floral design. Lid has a double line gold border, a gold scroll oval in center with a crown and the words "Princess" and "Milwaukee" inside the oval, and "crushed fruits in cream" written in gold on the lower right side. Lower left side has small gold print "net weight 16 ounces."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 5

Width 8.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Princess Confectionary Company

Maker Details In 191 the company was located at 258 Jefferson Street and was advertising for "girls for packing candy."

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2556a-b



Date NOV 14,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box has edge wear, lower right corner of box lid has considerable damage.


Date APR 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Candy exhibit from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 18,2015

Summary Status change

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