Miss America Lunch Box

Miss America Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1972. The lunch box features imagery based on the annually televised Miss America Pageant. Originally a beauty pageant when it began in 1921, the Miss America Pageant became a “scholarship pageant” over the years, offering its first scholastic financial aid in 1945. The Miss America Pageant is now the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women, making $45 million dollars available in scholarships on a yearly basis.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1972
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1988.3160.63
nonaccession number
1988.3160
catalog number
1988.3160.63
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

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