Joe Palooka Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was manufactured by Cheinco in 1948. The box has a removable lid and two blue and brown, hinged metal handles. The box features colorful action scenes and portrait drawings from the cartoon series, "Joe Palooka," on the lid and sides. The lid describes the box as a “Joe Palooka Lunch Kit.” Joe Palooka was created in 1930 by Ham Fisher, and ran as a strip until 1984. Joe Palooka was also made into a radio series, feature films, shots, and television series.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1948
maker
Cheinco, Chein Industries
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm; 7 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3100.01
nonaccession number
2001.3100
catalog number
2001.3100.01
subject
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Joe Palooka
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.
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