"Get Smart" Lunchbox, 1966

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 on the sides of their school lunchboxes. Get Smart was television satire of secret agent shows and movies, featuring an inept agent working for a US government counter-intelligence agency in the late 1960s.

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 on the sides of their school lunchboxes. Get Smart was television satire of secret agent shows and movies, featuring an inept agent working for a US government counter-intelligence agency in the late 1960s.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1966

Creators

King-Seeley Thermos Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 8.75 in

Length: 4 in

Inscriptions

written inside lid: LEHMAN on lunchbox: GET / SMART / 1966 TALENT ASSOCIATES / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO.

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