Object ID 003202
Object Name Whitman's Standard chocolates
Object Desc A small white candy box with gold lettering.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002886a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location On-Site Storage
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Whitman's,boxes,
Title Whitman's Standard chocolates
Description The base, CMY2886A, has some tape residue on it but it plain white. The lid, CMY2886B, is also plain white but the center ppanel has some sort of crest in gold while also advertising Whitman's standard chocolates in gold. Above these designs is "compliments of R.W. Boldt Drug Co." in blue lettering.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date APR 8,2015
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes Some edge wear.