Family & Social Life
Donations to the Museum have preserved irreplaceable evidence about generations of ordinary Americans. Objects from the Copp household of Stonington, Connecticut, include many items used by a single family from 1740 to 1850. Other donations have brought treasured family artifacts from jewelry to prom gowns. These gifts and many others are all part of the Museum's family and social life collections.
Children's books and Sunday school lessons, tea sets and family portraits also mark the connections between members of a family and between families and the larger society. Prints, advertisements, and artifacts offer nostalgic or idealized images of family life and society in times past. And the collections include a few modern conveniences that have had profound effects on American families and social life, such as televisions, video games, and personal computers.
"Family & Social Life - Overview" showing 1 items.
- Description (Brief)
- This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1968. The box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, yellow plastic handle. The box has a pink and yellow background on the front and back, and an orange rim. The front and back of the lunch box has colorful drawings of the members of The Beatles from the animated feature, "Yellow Submarine.”
- Currently not on view
- Date made
- King Seeley Thermos
- ID Number
- nonaccession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center