|Title||Addie Hurley and Gladys Younger in Charley Younger's Candy Shop, Bellevue, ca. 1930 |
|Date||ca. 1930 |
|Notes||Too much butter in the Younger family taffy recipe resulted in the famous "melt in your mouth" Younger's mints. Started as a small operation in the basement of the Younger home in 1926, the business soon grew to the point where it was necessary to open a retail store in the original McKee building on Main Street. Not long afterwards the store moved to a building on 104th Avenue equipped with a kitchen for making the candy. In search of a better retail location, the business moved to Kirkland in 1938, as it was a larger town at that time. The candy was again made in the Younger home. In the meantime the candies were being shipped all over the world and a local reputation had been established. With the rationing of sugar during World War II the business was sold to the Anderson family in 1947, but the memory of Younger's mints lingered on. In the minds of old timers, nothing could compare with the rich buttery taste of the original candies.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Charley Youngers Candy Shop in Bellevue. L. Addie Hurley - Gladys' Mother. R. Gladys Younger (Mrs. Chas.).
Caption taken from EHC records.
Soda fountains--Washington (State)--Bellevue
|Personal Names||Hurley, Addie|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Bellevue |
|Digital Collection||Eastside Heritage Center Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2002.125.05 |
|Ordering Information||To order a copy of this image or inquire about permissions, contact the Curator of Collections at (425) 450-1049 or P.O. Box 40535, Bellevue, WA 98015. |
|Repository||Eastside Heritage Center |
|Repository Collection||Bellevue Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |