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Miss America Lunch Box

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Collected for nmah:
Smithsonian Institution
Maker:
Aladdin
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1972
Subject:
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
Family & Social Life
Depicted:
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
ID Number:
1988.3160.63
Nonaccession number:
1988.3160
Catalog number:
1988.3160.63
Description (Brief):
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1972. The lunch box features imagery based on the annually televised Miss America Pageant. Originally a beauty pageant when it began in 1921, the Miss America Pageant became a “scholarship pageant” over the years, offering its first scholastic financial aid in 1945. The Miss America Pageant is now the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women, making $45 million dollars available in scholarships on a yearly basis.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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