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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Closet, Shelf 3
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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
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