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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, candy display

Object Date

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 9.1

Width 5.1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2562a-b



Date DEC 3,2014

Summary Fair

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.