Lunchbox, Huckleberry Hound and His Friends, 1961

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. Huckleberry Hound's "friends" were those troublemaking bears, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, and two mice, Pixie and Dixie, who were always trying to outwit the cat Mr. Jinks.

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. Huckleberry Hound's "friends" were those troublemaking bears, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, and two mice, Pixie and Dixie, who were always trying to outwit the cat Mr. Jinks.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1961

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Technique

Lithography
Embossing (Technique)

Dimensions

Height: 7.375 in

Width: 8 in

Length: 3.875 in

Inscriptions

lunchbox :Huckleberry Hound & his friends / ALADDIN INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, TENN.,U.S.A. 1961 HANNA-BARBERA PROD. |QUICK DRAW MCGRAW and friends inside: "SAFETY FIRST"...These safety rules/are published as a contribution /to the Child Safety Campaign of the / NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

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