"Monkees" Lunchbox and Thermos, 1967

Summary

For generations, school children have carried their lunches in colorful containers. Lunchboxes covered with images of a child's favorite television show, movie, superhero, fictional character, or celebrity became popular in the 1950s. Kids chose these containers to show other classmates what they liked and how cool they were. Lunch -- one of the best times of the school day -- just got better.

For generations, school children have carried their lunches in colorful containers. Lunchboxes covered with images of a child's favorite television show, movie, superhero, fictional character, or celebrity became popular in the 1950s. Kids chose these containers to show other classmates what they liked and how cool they were. Lunch -- one of the best times of the school day -- just got better.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1967

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Vinyl
Metal
Plastic
Glass (Material)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in  (Lunchbox)

Width: 9.25 in  (Lunchbox)

Length: 4 in  (Lunchbox)

Height: 6.125 in  (Thermos)

Diameter: 3.25 in  (Thermos)

Height: 1.5 in  (Cup)

Diameter: 3 in  (Cup)

Inscriptions

on lunchbox: THERMOS / MONKEES / MIKE / PETER / MICKY / DAVY / 1967 RAYBERT PROD. INC. T.M. SCREEN GEMS INC. / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO. on thermos: MONKEES / MICKY DOLENZ / PETER TORK / MIKE NESMITH / DAVID JONES / 1967 RAYBERT PROD. INC. / T.M. SCREEN GEM INC. / BOTTLE NO. 2853 / A BRAND OF VACUUM BOTTLE by THERMOS / THERMOS DIVISION-KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO. NORWICH, CONN. U.S.A. / 8 OZ.SIZE / REPLACEMENT / PARTS / CUP 28A53 / STOPPER 722 / FILLER 28F

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