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Object ID
1996.64.11.E
Object Name
Box, Candy
Object Collection
CUPID CANDIES (is part of)
Date Created
circa 1996
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Stefanos, John and Polychronis (is related to)
Candies, Cupid (is related to)
Object Description
Rectangular Cupid Candies candy box. Yellow and brown in color. On the left side of the lid, about three inches, is brown with yellow cupids bows and arrows. At the end of the brown section, sitting in it about a half inch and coming down about a half inch from the top is the Cupids Candies logo: light brown background with a cupid in the center. He is colored in dark brown and surrounded with a cream color. He is holding a bow and arrow and had the bow slightly pulled back and a pack of bows behind his wing. The words "Cupid Candies" surrounds the cupid. The rest of the box is yellow with white pinstripes. Right next to the cupids logo there is a text in a light brown reading "Fresh Made." About an inch down is the words "Cupid Candies" directly under that is "Butter and Whipped Creams" On the top length side reads "Main Office and Kitchen. 7637-39 S. Western Ave." In the bottom length side there are fixe lines of text: the first "6301 So. Kedzie Avenue. 3143 W. 63rd Street. 7861 S. Ashland Avenue." The next line reads "7901 Cottage Grove Avenue. 2358 W. 63rd Street. 803 W. 79th Street." The line below that, "757 E. 87th Street. Belwo that, "Chicago, Illinois" The final line of text, " 5239 W. 95th Street. Oak Lawn, ILL. Scottsdale Shopping Center" The right side of the width side simply reads "Net Weight Two Pounds. The inside of the lid is not decorated and is just a dark purplish color, the yellow flaps over less than half an inch. The base of the box is white and the inside is the same darker purple color. There is no candy tray on the inside. On the very bottom, left corner, is stamped "SBH .6 .2"
Origin
The box meant for candies comes from a store named "Cupids Candies", founded by Paul Stefanos in 1936. The store produces and sells chocolates, toffees, popcorn, and the like at their main base in Chicago, which has expanded and moved several times due to the demand for the company's products. The company also sells their products in local Chicagoland area stores such as Crate & Barrel, hospital gift shops, and floral shops.
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Citation
Box, Candy, circa 1996, CUPID CANDIES, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6616. Accessed 04/16/21.