"Star Trek" Lunchbox, 1968

Summary

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. Star Trek featured the interstellar adventures of the USS Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk, and his crew "to boldly go where no man has gone before." The original Star Trek shows and subsequent series have developed a cult-like following by "Trekkies."

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. Star Trek featured the interstellar adventures of the USS Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk, and his crew "to boldly go where no man has gone before." The original Star Trek shows and subsequent series have developed a cult-like following by "Trekkies."

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1968

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.12.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 9 in

Length: 4.75 in

Inscriptions

on front of lunchbox: STAR TREK / 1968 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP. / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / ALADDIN INDUSTRIES, NASHVILLE, TENN. U.S.A.

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