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Sesame Street Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin Thermos Company
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1983
Subject:
Television
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
ID Number:
2001.3087.33
Nonaccession number:
2001.3087
Catalog number:
2001.3087.33
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1983. The lunch box features colorful action scenes and characters from the television series Sesame Street. Sesame Street was created in 1969 and continues to this day. This lunchbox features Bert and Ernie, with Ernie’s famous rubber ducky, both walking in the rain.
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Hee Haw Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1970
Subject:
Television
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
ID Number:
2001.3099.04
Nonaccession number:
2001.3099
Catalog number:
2001.3099.04
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1970. The lunch box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible red, plastic handle. The exterior features images from the country variety television show Hee Haw, on the lid, back and sides. Hee Haw ran from 1969-1992, with the first two years on CBS, and the rest in syndication.
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Ludwig Von Drake Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.5 cm x 18.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 7 5/16 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1961
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.10.01
Nonaccession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.10.01
Description (Brief):
This steel lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1961. It has a metal snap for hinged lid and collapsible white plastic handle. The lunch box features cartoon images of Ludwig Von Drake at Disneyland on all external surfaces. Ludwig von Drake was introduced as a Disney character in 1961, as part of the first show of Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.
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Peter Pan Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1969
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.12.01
Nonaccession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.12.01
Description (Brief):
This steel lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1969. It has a metal clasp for hinged lid and collapsible white plastic handle. The lunch box features images from Walt Disney’s Peter Pan, made in 1953. One side shows Peter crossing swords with Captain Hook, rescuing Wendy Darling from his evil grasps. The other side shows Peter flying around the island of Neverland with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling.
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Mulan Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 23.5 cm x 11 cm; 8 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1990s
Date made:
1998
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.29.01
Nonaccession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.29.01
Description (Brief):
This insulated soft fabric lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1998. The lunch box has two green fabric carrying handles and green zipper for lid. There is a cartoon image of the character Mulan from Disney’s film Mulan on lid.
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King Kong Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 22.5 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1977
Subject:
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Movie
ID Number:
2004.3009.09
Nonaccession number:
2004.3009
Catalog number:
2004.3009.09
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1977. The lunch box has color images of the 1976 movie remake of King Kong. The front side features King Kong straddling the twin towers of the World Trade Center, swatting at planes and helicopters attacking him.
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Roy Rogers Chow Wagon Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 13 cm x 19 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1958
Subject:
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
ID Number:
2004.3009.31.01
Nonaccession number:
2004.3009
Catalog number:
2004.3009.31.01
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was made by Thermos in 1958. The box has two silver metal snaps for a hinged lid. The box is in the shape of a Ponderosa wagon and has an image of Roy Rogers on the front and back and Dale Evans depicted on the sides. The box is entitle “Roy Rogers Dale Evans RR Chow Wagon.”
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Fraggle Rock Lunch Box

Collected for nmah:
Smithsonian Institution
Maker:
Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Puppetry
Television
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Depicted:
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
ID Number:
1988.3160.55
Catalog number:
1988.3160.55
Nonaccession number:
1988.3160
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was made by Thermos in 1984. The lunch box features imagery of Jim Henson’s muppet characters from the TV show, Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock ran from 1983-1987 on HBO in the United States, although it also aired in Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Fraggle Rock was HBO’s first original series, and was a worldwide hit.
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Happy Days Lunch Box

Collected for nmah:
Smithsonian Institution
Maker:
Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lunch box w/ thermos
Date made:
1977
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Television
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Depicted:
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
ID Number:
1988.3160.58
Catalog number:
1988.3160.58
Nonaccession number:
1988.3160
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was made by Thermos in 1977. The lunch box features imagery from the TV show, Happy Days. Happy Days ran from 1974-1984 on ABC, and was one of the most popular shows of its time. It served as the genesis for iconic spin-off series like Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and Joanie Loves Chachi.
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Zorro Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1966
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Zorro
ID Number:
2001.3101.09.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.3101
Catalog number:
2001.3101.09.01
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1966. It has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, dark brown plastic handle. The box has colorful action scenes from Zorro on the lid, back and sides. There is a "Safety First" message printed in black on the interior of the lid. This artwork is from the Disney version of Zorro that ran from 1957-1959 on ABC.
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National Football League Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1978
Subject:
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Sports
ID Number:
2001.3087.23
Nonaccession number:
2001.3087
Catalog number:
2001.3087.23
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was manufactured by King Seeley Thermos in 1978. This National Football League lunchbox has a white plastic snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible white, plastic handle. This NFL box features images of several football players, including Tony Dorsett, Franco Harris, and Pat Haden on a stylized background.
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Aladdin Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 22 cm x 11 cm; 7 7/8 in x 8 11/16 in x 4 5/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1993
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.27.01
Nonaccession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.27.01
Description (Brief):
This hard plastic lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1993. It has a plastic snap for hinged lid and hinged plastic carrying handle. The box is a sparkling blue with an image of Aladdin first freeing the Genie from his lamp in the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin on the lid. Concerned mothers feared metal lunch boxes could be used as playground weapons, so metal boxes stopped being manufactured in 1985. As such, this box was made from plastic, and its image is papered on.
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Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise Lunch Box

Collected for nmah:
Smithsonian Institution
Maker:
Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1979
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Depicted:
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
ID Number:
1988.3160.35
Catalog number:
1988.3160.35
Nonaccession number:
1988.3160
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1979. The box features imagery of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise. The Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise was the first shuttle that NASA built, but it never went to space. Instead it was used for approach and landing tests. The shuttle was originally going to be named the Constitution, but fans of the TV series Star Trek staged a write-in campaign and the shuttle was renamed after the show’s USS Enterprise NCC-1701. The shuttle now resides at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Super Friends Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1977
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.16
Accession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.16
Description (Brief):
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin in 1977. It has a metal snap for its hinged lid and collapsible lavender plastic handle. The lunch box features images from Super Friends, a cartoon that ran from 1973-1986 on ABC featuring DC Comic’s superheroes. The lid of the box features action images of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman & Robin. The back has action shots of Flash, Batgirl, and the Green Arrow. One side has Batman, Robin, and Supergirl, while the other side features the Batman villains, Riddler, Catwoman, and the Joker.
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Hopalong Cassidy Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 9 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 9/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1950
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2001.3101.08.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.3101
Catalog number:
2001.3101.08.01
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1950. The Hopalong Cassidy box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, metal handle. It was the first lunch box to bear a licensed image, and helped Aladdin Industries launch a new product line that would last for decades. Hopalong Cassidy was a TV, radio, and comic series in the 1950s, and the frenzy for Hopalong Cassidy merchandise led to more than 100 companies manufacturing more than $70 million dollars worth of Hopalong Cassidy products.
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Disney School Bus Dome Lunch Box

Referenced:
Walt Disney Company
Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 13 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1961
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2001.3101.15.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.3101
Catalog number:
2001.3101.15.01
Description (Brief):
This domed, tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1961. It has two metal snaps for a hinged lid and a collapsible, yellow plastic handle. The box is in the shape of a school bus , and colorful portraits of Disney characters like Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Pinocchio, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck line the windows of the bus. Its eye-catching appearance made it the most popular lunch box ever, selling over 9 million units.
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Happy Days Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (snap material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
Family & Social Life
Television
ID Number:
2004.3009.07.01
Nonaccession number:
2004.3009
Catalog number:
2004.3009.07.01
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1976. The lunch box features the character of Arthur Fonzarelli, the “Fonz” from the television show Happy Days posing by his motorcycle on the front lid. Happy Days ran from 1974-1984 on ABC, with the Fonz as its breakout star. The Fonz became a cultural touchstone, with his trademark “Aaay!” and the turn of phrase “jumping the shark,” entering into the American lexicon.
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Popeye Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1964
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Popeye
Television
ID Number:
2001.3101.12.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.3101
Catalog number:
2001.3101.12.01
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1964. The box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, dark brown plastic handle. The box has colorful action scenes and portrait drawings from the cartoon series Popeye on the lid, back and sides. Popeye the sailor was originally created as a comic-strip character by E.C. Segar in 1929, and has continued to the present while also appearing in radio, television, and movies.
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Marvel Comic's Super Heroes Lunch Box

Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2003.3070.11.01
Nonaccession number:
2003.3070
Catalog number:
2003.3070.11.01
Description (Brief):
This steel lunch box was made by Aladdin in 1976. It has a metal snap for hinged lid and collapsible black plastic handle. The box features a collection of Marvel superheroes. The lid shows the Fantastic Four, while the back has images of Thor, Spider-Man, and Captain America. One side shows three images of Bruce Banner in the act of transforming into the Hulk, while the other side shows Daredevil, the Scarlet Witch, and Yellowjacket. The multitude of characters and colors made this a very popular box.
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Blondie Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1969
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
ID Number:
2001.3101.11
Nonaccession number:
2001.3101
Catalog number:
2001.3101.11
Description (Brief):
This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1969. It has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, blue plastic handle. The box features colorful drawings from the cartoon series Blondie on the lid, back and sides. Created in 1930, Blondie was originally the focus of the strip, as a carefree flapper who dated a rich playboy in Dagwood Bumstead. However, when they married, Dagwood’s family disowned him and the strip changed to focus on the day to day life of Dagwood as a middle-class working guy with a loving family.
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