Psychedelic Lunch Box

Psychedelic Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This domed steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1969. This lunch box features a psychedelic pattern of swirling orange, red, pink and yellow. The wild design aesthetic is representative of the 1960’s ethos and evokes other sixties motifs like tie-dye and lava lamps.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
overall: 23 cm x 12 cm x 20 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Aladdin Industries (through Lillian B. Jenkins)
School Personal Equipment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Taking America To Lunch
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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"Still have one. In some areas this lunch box was controversial because of the LSD usage and was not allowed in school. I studied this phenomenon as a young anthropologist. I still have one , no thermos"

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