Hi Campers, our team is away from Camp Thanksgiving week. All orders placed after noon on Nov 20th will be shipped out the first week of December.

The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle

The Madame Anna Peck Saint Candle

Regular price
$22.00
Sale price
$22.00
Regular price
Sold Out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

In partnership with one of our favorite designers and brands @1924.us, 

We just added a little collaboration: A prayer candle in honor of Camp’s patron saint:

THE MADAME ANNA PECK

1880s, Sweden- young Anna is orphaned.
1905 as a teen, she emigrates to America and is adopted by a Chicago architect.
She takes work as a maid in a well-to-do home and marries the chauffeur.
She’s widowed at 32 when he dies in WWI.
At 39, her father builds “Wandawega Hotel.”
Anna runs gin & a brothel here.
She marries a local, the “ne’er do well” son of a prominent family.
Gordon Peck was a vet, a drunkard & 13 years her junior who's mother filed for an annulment, claiming he was too taken with consumption to know what he was doing.
Anna & Gordon continued to operate Wandawega’s brothel & speakeasy “Orphan Annie’s.”

At 56, Anna is convicted for running a 'bawdy house of ill fame' & goes to prison for 7 years.

Upon release, she moves right into town off the square, taking up residence where everyone knew her business & she knew more about everyone else’s.

At 80, Anna becomes a widow for the 2nd time.
At 94, she dies alone, taking the town's secrets to her grave.

When her house was in demo, her things & life story were thrown into a dumpster.
A local man happened by & salvaged portraits of the orphan immigrant & her 2nd wedding.

25yrs later he saw our post asking for leads & remembered he still had them in storage.

Anna was abandoned from the beginning.
Ostracized by a community.
Rejected by the family she married into.
Anybody who can live through that & still have the audacity to plant herself in the middle of town has no shortage of chutzpah.

Which is why she is Camp's namesake & her rathskellar bar is ORPHAN ANNIE’S.

DETAILS

➕ Handmade in Texas, USA

➕ Saint candle is made with unscented clean burning paraffin wax & measures 8.5" x 2"

➕ Candle will be packaged in a linen bag with 2 saint stickers & Anna's prayer card (printed in Italy, an unchanged original)

The Wandawega Camp Store Shipping Details

If you're in a hurry & expecting next day shipping you might want to go elsewhere. Our tiny Camp team is most likely evicting raccoons from the treehouse or rescuing a lost canoe across the lake. We have a minimum order of $40 & we'll pull, pack & ship orders once a week. We're over the moon that people care enough about our tiny Camp to want some merch, so thanks for shopping, and thanks X10 for your patience with us.