Star Wars Lunchbox, 1977

Summary

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows, movies, and celebrities on the sides of their school lunchboxes. This metal lunchbox was produced for the 1977 Star Wars movie, which went on to become a pop culture classic.

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows, movies, and celebrities on the sides of their school lunchboxes. This metal lunchbox was produced for the 1977 Star Wars movie, which went on to become a pop culture classic.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1977

Subject Date

1977

Creators

King-Seeley Thermos Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.12.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in  (lunchbox)

Width: 8.75 in  (lunchbox)

Length: 4 in  (lunchbox)

Inscriptions

lunchbox:STAR WARS / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY CO. / 1977 / 20th-CENTURY FOX CORPORATION / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED thermos :8 oz. size / STOPPER 722 / CUP 28A53

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