Julia Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1969. The lunch box features imagery from Diahann Carroll’s hit TV series, Julia which aired from 1968-1971 on NBC. Julia was applauded for its depiction of African-American life in a suburban setting, and this lunch box is notable for being the first depiction of a black woman on a lunch box.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1969
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 11 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
2004.3009.30.01
nonaccession number
2004.3009
catalog number
2004.3009.30.01
subject
Television
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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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