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Object ID 003941

Object Name Old Time Fanny Farmer Candies Box

Object Desc Half pound box of old time Fanny Farmer candies box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003522a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Closet, Shelf 5

Object Date

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Fanny Farmer,

Title Old Time Fanny Farmer Candies Box

Description Rectangular two-piece box that once held half a pound of Fanny Farmer chocolates. Top of box has gold outline and Fanny Farmer portrait. Says "Old Time Fanny Farmer Candies". Sides of box say "Fanny Farmer Candies always deliciously fresh" and "Fanny Farmer candies are made from the finest foods the world provides". Front of box has a drawing of the statue of liberty, and the back has a drawing of a house with the label "Homestead". Bottom of box is plain white cardboard. There is a price tag on the bottom that says $1.00. Inside is embossed paper that would have covered the chocolate. Embossed with "Fanny Farmer Old Time - Home Made Candies Wholesome Sweets for Children" and two emblems showing eagles sitting on top of a crest with an olive branch and arrows behind it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 6.25

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fanny Farmer

Maker Details Fanny Farmer was an American candy manufacturer and retailer. 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. In 1992 the Archibald Candy Company acquired the brand.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3522a-b



Date DEC 19,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Edge and corner wear. Stains inside the box, and some light stains on the top of the box. The gold is coming off the lettering on the lid in some places. Some wrinkles and tears in the box lid.