Skateboarders Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This tin lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1978. The lunch box is entitled, "The Skateboarder," and features colorful scenes of skateboarders in action on all exterior surfaces. This lunch box was one of the few that did not feature licensed images from television, and instead tried to cash in on the growing popularity of skateboarding.

Date Made: 1978

Maker: Aladdin Industries

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: School Personal EquipmentSubject: Sports


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of D. Sean and Robin S. Brickell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.3087.25Nonaccession Number: 2001.3087Catalog Number: 2001.3087.25

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1196318

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