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Jonathan Livingston Seagull Lunch Box

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1973. This lunch box has images that are based on Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a 1970 novel by Richard Bach. Jonathan Livingston Seagull was a very popular book in the United Sates, and it spent 38 weeks on top of the New York Times Bestseller list. The box features a blue and white design depicting white seagulls flying over a rugged ocean coastline.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1973
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 21 cm x 10 cm; 7 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2003.3070.08
nonaccession number
2003.3070
catalog number
2003.3070.08
Credit Line
Gift of Aladdin Industries (through Lillian B. Jenkins)
subject
School Personal Equipment
Television
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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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Comments

Loved this lunch box and thermos when I was in the 3-4 th grade .
I was just telling my wife that I carried one of these to school every day of my third grade year. Still think it was a very weird thing to put on a kid's lunch box. I was like 20 before I even got the reference.

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