The 1800s were a time of tremendous upheaval, change, and transformation and sugars and sweets were part of them. This collection contains some of the most significant, from sorghum sugar, widely used throughout the nation, including as a cane sugar replacement for abolitionists, to late 1800's circus peanuts, really used during circuses (and later the prototype for Lucky Charms cereal). Others include the 3-inch candy stick (1837), taffy (1880s), the Gibralter, the first commercial candy in the U.S. (1806), and many more. Comes in a box with a tag describing the content and a copy of a ticket for a talk about Abraham Lincoln by Walt Whitman. One of a kind - good gift. Good for you.