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The Magic of Lassie Lunch Box

The Magic of Lassie Lunch Box

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
School Personal Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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