Welcome Back, Kotter Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1976. The lunch box features imagery from the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter that aired from 1975-1979 on ABC. Welcome Back, Kotter was a huge hit, helping propel John Travolta on to star in movies such as Grease and Saturday Night Fever.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Taking America To Lunch
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

9/22/2015 3:57:22 PM
Adam Pracht
Need to check out this podcast about this lunchbox. (Yes, this /exact/ Welcome Back Kotter lunchbox). https://gimletmedia.com/episode/case-6-kotter/
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