Object ID 002839
Object Name Fannie May Kitchen Fresh Candies
Object Desc A white rectangular box made up of a base and lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002600a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 1
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Fannie May,boxes,
Title Fannie May Kitchen Fresh Candies
Description The base, CMY2600a, is simply white and contains some of the candy wrappers from the box's origional contents. The lid, CMY2600b, is also white and has gold lettering. Along the edges are a list of ingredients, the Fannie MAy symbol, and an image of a little wicker basket. The front simply has the makers name and the boxes net weight when full.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Fannie May
Maker Details H. Teller Archibald opened the first Fannie May shop in 1920. In 1946, just after World War II, Fannie May created its most well-known candy to date, the Pixie. In 1992, Fannie May bought similarly-named competitor Fanny Farmer making it the largest (most stores) candy retailer in the United States which was a prelude to the company's bankruptcy. During the 1990s and early 2000s, under the ownership of a private equity firm, Archibald Candy not only expanded Fannie May and Fanny Farmer's store base, but also acquired Canadian icon Laura Secord as well as The Sweet Factory. Overburdened by approximately $170 million of debt, Archibald Candy defaulted on its loans and filed for bankruptcy in June 2002.
Date JAN 7,2015
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes Slight nicks and indentations.