01/30/2012 09:56 am ET Updated Mar 31, 2012

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

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.

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