GI Joe Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This metal lunch box was made by Thermos in 1967. The box has a collapsible plastic handle and one metal snap. The lunch box features GI Joe, a toy action hero produced by Hasbro since 1964. Each side features a member of the Armed Forces, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines heroically performing their duty in action packed images. This box would have been made in the thick of the Vietnam War era, which is where the action seems located.

Date Made: 1967

Maker: King Seeley Thermos

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: School Personal Equipment

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.3009.33Nonaccession Number: 2004.3009Catalog Number: 2004.3009.33

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (handle material)Measurements: overall: 22.5 cm x 19 cm x 10.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1273753

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