Miss America Lunch Box

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
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