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Chocolate Dipped: The Popularity Of Custom Candy In 1940s Chicago

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I had the chocolate symposium and Women's History Month on my mind when I came across this image from the museum's photo history collection of glass plate negatives by Underwood & Underwood. Thanks to a morning spent with ProQuest (thank you Smithsonian Libraries) I was able to learn a bit about the remarkable woman who is pictured. I'm guessing that readers who know something about Chicago history are going to fill in the gaps.

Read the whole story at The Atlantic