Lunchbox & Thermos, Happy Days, 1976

Summary

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. Happy Days, which aired 1974-1984, presented an idealized vision of American life from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Focusing on a middle-class family living in Milwaukee, the show revolved around Richie and his friends, including the "hoodlum" Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli.

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. Happy Days, which aired 1974-1984, presented an idealized vision of American life from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Focusing on a middle-class family living in Milwaukee, the show revolved around Richie and his friends, including the "hoodlum" Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1976

Creators

King-Seeley Thermos Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.31

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)

Height: 6 in  (thermos)

Width: 3.25 in  (thermos)

Length: 3.25 in  (thermos)

Inscriptions

lunchbox:HAPPY DAYS / 1976 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO. thermos:THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO. / 8 OZ.SIZE / STOPPER 722 / CUP 28A53

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