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Object ID 003247

Object Name Brach's Chocolate Cherries in Cream box

Object Desc Grey and red cardboard chocolate box wrapped in plastic

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002931

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 Brach's,Chicago,candy,cardboard,box,Chocolate cherries in cream,chocolate,

Title Brach's Chocolate Cherries in Cream box

Description Cardboard candy box wrapped in plastic, top has cherry graphics, logo and weight, sides have cherry graphics


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 4

Width 7

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Brach's Chicago

Maker Details n 1904, Emil J. Brach opened his “Palace of Sweets” at North Avenue and Towne Street in Chicago. The output of this candy factory grew quickly, producing more than 25 tons a week by 1911 and 1,000 tons a week by 1918. In 1922, the company built a large new plant on the city's West Side; this facility, the largest candy factory in the United States, soon employed hundreds of men and women. In 1986 it was purchased by Jacobs Suchard, a Swiss company. By the end of the 1980s, Brach was still the clear leader in the bulk candy market, and the company's 3,500 workers made it the leading employer on the city's West Side. But Brach performed poorly under Suchard, which cut jobs and moved the executive offices to suburban Oakbrook Terrace. In 1994, Brach merged with the Brock Candy Co., creating a new company called Brach & Brock Confections Inc., based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2931



Date APR 29,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes Wrapped in plastic