American Red Cross M&M's Cellophane Bag


The hard candy coated shell of M&M’s kept them from melting, which made them perfect for soldiers’ rations during World War II. The American Red Cross would regularly send care parcels to prisoners of war during World War II, and the care packages included M&M’s contained in a clear cellophane bag.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of MARS Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0009.04Catalog Number: 2014.0009.04Accession Number: 2014.0009

Object Name: cellophane paper

Physical Description: cellophane (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1/16 in; 6.6675 cm x 20.0025 cm x .15875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1461465

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