Tootsie Rolls • this painting is sold
Who doesn't love Tootsie Rolls? This delicious, chocolatey candy, packaged in the familiar nostalgic wrapper has been a part of Americana for over 100 years.
The first Tootsie Roll in the U.S. was made by Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, in 1896 in his small candy shop in New York City. Hirshfield hand rolled and wrapped his chewy, chocolatey creation and named the candy after his 5 year old daughter, Clara, whose nickname was 'Tootsie'. Tootsie Roll was the first wrapped penny candy in America.
Today, Tootsie Rolls are produced using the same basic recipe that Hirshfield used over a century ago. About 62 million Tootsie Rolls are produced every day and the round piece of chewy, chocolatey candy that delights Americans today still looks and tastes amazingly like the first Tootsie Roll, made over 109 years ago.
Even more astonishing, the candy roll still sells for one penny, the original price!
Now that's a great price for a 'starving artist'!
If you would like to purchase this 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas, please email me. This painting is priced at $100.00 plus s/h.