GI Joe Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was made by Thermos in 1967. The box has a collapsible plastic handle and one metal snap. The lunch box features GI Joe, a toy action hero produced by Hasbro since 1964. Each side features a member of the Armed Forces, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines heroically performing their duty in action packed images. This box would have been made in the thick of the Vietnam War era, which is where the action seems located.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1967
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 19 cm x 10.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
2004.3009.33
nonaccession number
2004.3009
catalog number
2004.3009.33
subject
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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