"Peanuts" Lunchbox, 1966

Summary

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite comic strips and characters since they were first introduced in 1950. The comic strip Peanuts, begun in 1950 by Charles Schultz, shared the adventures of meek and nervous Charlie Brown, his circle of friends, and his dog Snoopy for almost 50 years.

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite comic strips and characters since they were first introduced in 1950. The comic strip Peanuts, begun in 1950 by Charles Schultz, shared the adventures of meek and nervous Charlie Brown, his circle of friends, and his dog Snoopy for almost 50 years.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1966

Creators

King-Seeley Thermos Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 8.75 in

Length: 4 in

Inscriptions

lunchbox: PEANUTS / by / Schulz / UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, Inc. 1950, 1954, 1959 / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO.

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