Gene Autry Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1954. It features a picture of Gene Autry riding a bucking horse, and the back of the box features a tan and white design to resemble a cowhide. Autry was known as “The Singing Cowboy,” performing in radio, movies, and television from the 1930s to 1960s, becoming most famous for such songs as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1954
depicted
Autry, Gene
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 9 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 9/16 in
ID Number
2001.3100.10
nonaccession number
2001.3100
catalog number
2001.3100.10
subject
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
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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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