Peanuts Lunch Box

Peanuts Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1985. The box features Charlie Brown and Snoopy of the Peanuts comic strip on the front and back of the lunch box. The sides of the box feature panels from the strip, with Snoopy in his Red Baron regalia. Peanuts ran from 1950-2000, published almost 18,00 strips, and was featured in numerous TV shows, specials, musicals, and feature films.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1985
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
2004.3009.02.01
nonaccession number
2004.3009
catalog number
2004.3009.02.01
Credit Line
Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)
subject
School Personal Equipment
Comics
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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

I still have my Charlie Brown lunch box just like this one. It brings back good memories.
I had this lunch box in the early 1980s in Modesto, California. I remember it fondly. It was one of three boxes I had in grammar school. The other two were Star Wars and a cowboy-themed Wild Frontier one. Thank you for adding it to you American collection.

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