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
1969
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
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
2003.3070.23.01
nonaccession number
2003.3070
catalog number
2003.3070.23.01
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Exhibition
Taking America To Lunch
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"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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