Julia Lunch Box

Julia Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1969. The lunch box features imagery from Diahann Carroll’s hit TV series, Julia which aired from 1968-1971 on NBC. Julia was applauded for its depiction of African-American life in a suburban setting, and this lunch box is notable for being one of the first depictions of a black woman on a commerically-available lunch box.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1969
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
maker
Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
1988.3160.37
nonaccession number
1988.3160
catalog number
1988.3160.37
subject
School Personal Equipment
Food Culture
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular 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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