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Created by:
Thermos LLC, American, founded 1904  Search this
Owned by:
Ira Samuel Wright, American, 1902 - 1981  Search this
metal and plastic
7 1/2 x 10 x 5 5/8 in. (19.1 x 25.4 x 14.3 cm)
Place used:
Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1957
This metal lunchbox is black with white interior. The letter V is inscribed on the lunchbox on both of the tops of the sides. The bottom is inscribed with manufacturer information that reads "THERMOS/ brand/ PRODUCT/ AMERICAN THERMOS PRODUCTS CO./ NORWICH CONN. U.S.A." The reverse of the inscription appears on the interior. There are two metal clasps at front and a metal and plastic handle at top. Small lines adorn the top vertically and horizontally on the base. On either side of the lunchbox are stylized, scalloped box shapes impressed into the metal.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Labor  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Franklin I. Wright
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture