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Object ID 002812

Object Name Penny Holloway's candy box

Object Desc Cardboard box with three elves on lid, originally containing 120 Penny Holloways which each sold for 1-cent.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002575a-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 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords candy,confectionary,M J Holloway,boxes,

Title Penny Holloway's candy box



Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 0

Width 8

Depth 9.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details Milton J. Holloway founded his candy company in 1920, and acted as its president until it was sold to Beatrice Foods in 1960. The company had a thriving business even through the Great Depression, manufacturing such sweets as Milk Duds Slo Poke suckers. Holloway died in 1972.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2575a-b



Date DEC 5,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box has some edge weat and corner damage. At some point the lid was taped onto the base and the tape remains. Also, contact paper was put over the top and cannot be removed without substantial damage to lid of box.


Date DEC 5,2014

Summary Status change

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

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