Friday, June 27, 2014

Fanny Farmer Candies

June is National Candy Month in the United States.

This is a linen advertising postcard for Fanny Farmer Candies, circa 1947.
Fanny Farmer was an American candy manufacturer and retailer. It was started in Rochester, New York in 1919 and was named in honor of culinary expert Fannie Farmer, who had died four years earlier. 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. (source: Wikipedia)
There are several variations of this same basic Fanny Farmer design with the same number in the bottom right corner (7B-H459). The main difference is the font style used for "Fanny Farmer." One variation doesn't have the seal on the candy box the boy is carrying. This design was also used for Laura Secord Candies, a Canadian company.


  1. ah, now, Laura Secord chocolates I am well familiar with! and I recognized the font immediately. I'd heard of the names Fanny Farmer and Fannie Mae but never really knew where they came from.

  2. I didn't know it was Candy month! And it's almost over! Must go out and buy candy!!

  3. I didn't know it was candy month, either! lol I love that idea, and I adore this postcard.

    Have a lovely week!


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