Psychedelic Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This domed steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1969. This lunch box features a psychedelic pattern of swirling orange, red, pink and yellow. The wild design aesthetic is representative of the 1960’s ethos and evokes other sixties motifs like tie-dye and lava lamps.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
overall: 23 cm x 12 cm x 20 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Lunch Boxes
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

2/19/2015 2:21:52 PM
sam neull
Still have one. In some areas this lunch box was controversial because of the LSD usage and was not allowed in school. I studied this phenomenon as a young anthropologist. I still have one , no thermos
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