Julia Thermos

Description (Brief)
This metal and plastic thermos bottle 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. The bottle is the companion piece to the Julia lunchbox, object number 2004.3009.30.01.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
overall: 10 cm x 10 cm x 17 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 6 11/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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