Louis Schram's Lunch Box

This lunch box belonged to Mr. Louis Schram, born July 27, 1894. Schram served in World War I but was rejected for service in the Second World War. Instead, he took a second job in an unidentified war plant in Toledo, Ohio, where he used the lunch box. Toledo was the site of a defense industry boom as home to the Willys-Overland automobile manufacturing plant that produced Jeeps for the military. Schram moved back to Chicago in 1944, and passed away in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1971.
This black, pressed-metal rectangular lunch pail has a slightly curved top to fit a thermos.
date made
ca 1944
associated place
United States: Illinois, Winnetka
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 26.67 cm x 11.43 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Judith S. Cottle
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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