Hopalong Cassidy Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1950. The Hopalong Cassidy box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, metal handle. It was the first lunch box to bear a licensed image, and helped Aladdin Industries launch a new product line that would last for decades. Hopalong Cassidy was a TV, radio, and comic series in the 1950s, and the frenzy for Hopalong Cassidy merchandise led to more than 100 companies manufacturing more than $70 million dollars worth of Hopalong Cassidy products.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1950
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 9 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 9/16 in
ID Number
2001.3101.08.01
nonaccession number
2001.3101
catalog number
2001.3101.08.01
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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

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