Dick Tracy Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1967. The lunch box features images from the cartoon serial, Dick Tracy. Dick Tracy is depicted speaking into his two-way wristwatch radio, a 1946 addition to the comic strip that became the Tracy’s signature device and captured the imagination of children everywhere.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1967
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1988.3160.46
nonaccession number
1988.3160
catalog number
1988.3160.46
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
depicted
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
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