Barbie Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in the 1990s. The lunch box is licensed by Barbie, although the typical Barbie image does not appear on the box. Pink, green and yellow drawings of Barbie dolls are on the front and back and floral patterns are on the lid and back. Barbie was originally invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler, and the Mattel Corporation has sold over a billion Barbie dolls world wide since that time.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Thermos Company
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
overall: 22 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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