Object ID 002799
Object Name Red candy box with landscape scene
Object Desc Red candy box with landscape scene on the cover. Object has two pieces; base and lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002562a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, candy display
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,boxes,Ira L. Henry Co.,
Title Red candy box with landscape scene
Description The object is a rectangular, red candy box. The base,CMY2562a, is bordered in red along the sides but has a white bottom. There is a sticker from IRA L. Henry Co. on the bottom. The top CMY2562b is entirely red on the outside with a seeminly hand-painted landscape. The landscape is a picture of a red barn near a lake with a tree in the foreground.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Ira L. Henry Company
Maker Details The Ira L. Henry Company engaged in the manufacture of paper boxes on February 1, 1896, at Waupun, Wisconsin. During the first few years of its existence, the plant produced plain paper boxes, such as shoe, folding, plain candy boxes, glove, hosiery, handkerchief and other boxes for dry goods and department stores suitable for the holiday trade. During the last few years, the company specialized in the manufacture of high grade candy boxes, and its products also included perfume and face powder boxes. The greater proportion of its products are sold in the state of Wisconsin, although the selling territory covers the middle west, and a part of the eastern and southern states.
Date DEC 3,2014
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes There is edge wear on all of the sides. The upper right corner on the lid is split. There seems to be some kind of water damage to the red coloring of the box.