Astronaut Lunch Box

Astronaut Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1969 to take advantage of the excitement over the moon landing. The exterior features images from the Apollo 11 mission, including Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the lunar surface, and the command module’s splashdown. There is an illustrated National Safety Council "Safety First" message printed in black and white on the interior lid, and the bottom features an image of the plaque that was left on the lunar surface.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1969
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3087.14.01
nonaccession number
2001.3087
catalog number
2001.3087.14.01
Credit Line
Gift of D. Sean and Robin S. Brickell
subject
School Personal Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Exhibition
Taking America To Lunch
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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