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If the history behind Velatis isn’t always sweet — packed as it is with feuds, bankruptcy, and a long absence from the D.C. area — then Darrow Montgomery’s pictures of the candy shop are. The legendary caramel maker, the one that contented thousands of kids after their parents dragged them downtown for those insufferable shopping trips, has recently been rejuvenated in Silver Spring.

Take a look at the sweet life through Montgomery’s camera.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery