Monday, November 7, 2016

The "Candy Meat Market", Chicago, Illinois. (1928)

One of the most unique candy stores in America is the "Candy Meat Market" which is run by Jim Crowe in Chicago's loop. Here, Mr. Crowe is seen posing for a photograph in the midst of his candy meats. Everything in the store, except the actual fixtures, is made of candy. 
So well are the meats imitated that the hams smell of that salty tang that is so familiar to all of us, The summer sausage looks like real summer sausage, but it isn't - it's candy. 

Not only does all the candy represent some form of meat but it is made to please the palate. At first, Chicago people doubted the reality of the confections, but time and taste have taught them that this store sells "quality goods." (1928) 

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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