The 1920s lithographed art metal gift box, originally bound with a thin cord tied to a "Whitman Salmagundi Chocolates" tag, contained a one pound, "rare assortment" of best selling chocolates made by Stephen F. Whitman & Son Inc.
Founded in 1842, the Philadelphia confectionary and fruit shop located on Market Street near the city's riverfront quickly prospered as a result of quality products plus extraordinary presentation, packaging and marketing.
By 1915, introduction of the firm's Whitman Sampler, a boxed assortment of the company's best selling chocolates, established the marketing innovation as America's favorite confection collection.
During the 1920s, Whitman debuted its Salmagundi chocolate combination packaged in elegant lithographed tin boxes made by the Tin Decorating Company of Baltimore. Established in 1914, Tin Deco produced tobacco, candy, cake and medicine containers, eventually becoming the largest tin decorating factory worldwide. The company was noted for its use of art provided by several famous artists including Czech illustrator and designer Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) whose works were chosen to decorate Salmagundi boxes.
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