The Magic of Lassie Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This metal lunch box was manufactured in 1978 by Thermos. Lassie the faithful collie was originally created in 1940 by Eric Knight in the short story “Lassie Come-Home.” The novel was made into a 1943 motion picture of the same name, and starred the dog Pal in the lead role. Pal went on to star in several other “Lassie” movies and television series, and his descendants continued to play Lassie in subsequent movies and TV shows. This lunch box features imagery from the 1978 film The Magic of Lassie, starring Mickey Rooney and James Stewart.

Date Made: 1978

Collected For Nmah: Smithsonian InstitutionMaker: Thermos

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: School Personal EquipmentDepicted: LassieDogsSubject: TelevisionGeneral Subject Association: Television


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Related Publication: Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.3160.39Catalog Number: 1988.3160.39Nonaccession Number: 1988.3160

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_1054212

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