Julia Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1969. The lunch box features imagery from Diahann Carroll’s hit TV series, Julia which aired from 1968-1971 on NBC. Julia was applauded for its depiction of African-American life in a suburban setting, and this lunch box is notable for being one of the first depictions of a black woman on a commerically-available lunch box.

Date Made: 1969

Collected For Nmah: Smithsonian InstitutionMaker: Thermos

General Subject Association: School Personal EquipmentSubject: Food Culture


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Family & Social Life, Lunch Boxes

Exhibition: Taking America To Lunch

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.3160.37Nonaccession Number: 1988.3160Catalog Number: 1988.3160.37

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-2454-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_892861

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