The Magic of Lassie Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured in 1978 by Thermos. Lassie the faithful collie was originally created in 1940 by Eric Knight in the short story “Lassie Come-Home.” The novel was made into a 1943 motion picture of the same name, and starred the dog Pal in the lead role. Pal went on to star in several other “Lassie” movies and television series, and his descendants continued to play Lassie in subsequent movies and TV shows. This lunch box features imagery from the 1978 film The Magic of Lassie, starring Mickey Rooney and James Stewart.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1978
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
ID Number
1988.3160.39
catalog number
1988.3160.39
nonaccession number
1988.3160
subject
Family & Social Life
Lassie
Dogs
Television
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
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