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 metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1985. The box features Charlie Brown and Snoopy of the Peanuts comic strip on the front and back of the lunch box. The sides of the box feature panels from the strip, with Snoopy in his Red Baron regalia. Peanuts ran from 1950-2000, published almost 18,00 strips, and was featured in numerous TV shows, specials, musicals, and feature films.
- 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