This is a copy of a black and white photograph of Virden Candy Store. There is a counter on either side of the store with various baked goods. At the back of the store are tables and wire chairs. There are two large potted plants in the back corners of the store. There is a mirror on the back wall of the store. There is a women wearing white behind the counter on the right. There is a man wearing white in front of the counter on the right.
Harold Gene Markos donated pictures of his father and great uncle at Virden Candy Store.
Candy stores offered a big job market for Greek immigrants. When thet first would come to America, not many jobs would be available. Many times they would open carts and sell traditional Greek food. As demand grew, they made more money and eventually opened stores.
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Photograph, 1916, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4103. Accessed 01/18/22.