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Object ID 003201

Object Name Whitman's Sampler

Object Desc A yellow rectangular box which has tried to look like a cross stitch advertising Whitman's chocolates and confections.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002885

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location On-Site Storage

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords chocolates,candy,Whitman's,sampler,boxes,

Title Whitman's Sampler

Description A yellow rectangular box. The bottom is decorated in a mock cross strtch fashion and has a list of chocolates which are included in the sampler. There is also a list of ingredients along the bottom. The lid is attached to the base via a hinge of paper. The top is also bordered in gold. It advertises Whitman's Sampler chocolates & confections. There are decorative images of flowers and birds mimicking a cross stitch pattern. The underside of the lid lists the contents of the box and their position.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.7

Length 9

Width 5.6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Russel Stover candies

Maker Details In 1923, Russell and Clara Stover began a candy business in their home in Denver, Colorado. The original candy, marketed as "Mrs. Stover's Bungalow Candies," changed about 20 years later to Russell Stover Candies. The Stovers established principles that were successful then and are still carefully followed today. The three principles of quality, service and value allow Russell Stover Candies to remain "Only the Finest." For 37 years, the Stover family and their partners operated the company. Russell Stover Candies became well known for quality candy sold on a regional level. In 1960, the partnership dissolved and the company was purchased by Mr. Louis Ward. At that time, the company had 35 retail stores and more than 2,000 agencies selling its candies. The company has grown from a quality producer on a regional scale, to an international company, that has sales in all 50 states and Canada. We are the largest producer of fine boxed chocolates in the United States.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2885



Date APR 8,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes Some edge wear.