Popeye Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1964. The box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, dark brown plastic handle. The box has colorful action scenes and portrait drawings from the cartoon series Popeye on the lid, back and sides. Popeye the sailor was originally created as a comic-strip character by E.C. Segar in 1929, and has continued to the present while also appearing in radio, television, and movies.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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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