A black and white photo of a young man standing behind a glass counter at Virden Candy Store. In the glass counter in front of him there are boxes of chocolates. To the left of him are shelves of candy bars. Behind him is a glass case of assorted candies. To his right there is hanging bananas and other fruits. There is a clock in the upper right hand corner, and plants along the top of the photograph.
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/4104. Accessed 06/23/21.