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Object ID 003256

Object Name Fanny Farmer Candies Fancy Pastels

Object Desc Box of Fanny Farmer Candies Fancy Pastels. 16 ozs.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002871a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Closet, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1963

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Fanny Farmer,candy,chocolate,

Title Fanny Farmer Candies Fancy Pastels

Description Box of 16 oz Fanny Farmer Fancy Pastels candies. Sold by Fanny Farmer Candy Shops, Inc. General Offices: Bedford, Mass. 01730. Inside box is plastic wrappers from candy, some still have bits of candy adhered to them. No date on box but zip codes were invented in 1963, so must be post-1963.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 11

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fanny Farmer

Maker Details Fanny Farmer was started in Rochester, New York by Frank O'Connor in 1919 and grew to over 400 stores before being bought and consolidated. The company was named in honor of culinary expert Fannie Farmer, who had died four years earlier; she had nothing to do with the candy stores, and her recipes were not being used. In 1992 the Archibald Candy Company acquired the brand and its 200 retail stores in the northeastern United States) as a sister brand to its own Fannie May candies (sold primarily in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic United States). Alpine Confections purchased both brands in 2004 after Archibald filed for bankruptcy, and merged Fanny Farmer into Fannie May. In its current iteration at 1-800-Flowers, the successor corporation sells Fanny May and Fanny Farmer products.

Maker Mark Blue Oval sillhouette, name in script



Date MAY 2,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Box is faded, some edge wear. Discoloration and staining on bottom and edges of box. Inside box, plastic wrappers still have some bits of candy stuck to them.


Date MAY 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Closet, Shelf 3 from Room 9 - automatic entry by admin