Julia Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1969. The lunch box features imagery from Diahann Carroll’s hit TV series, Julia which aired from 1968-1971 on NBC. Julia was applauded for its depiction of African-American life in a suburban setting, and this lunch box is notable for being one of the first depictions of a black woman on a commerically-available lunch box.
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
Related Publication
Allen Woodall and Sean Brickell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Metal Lunch Boxes
School Personal Equipment
Food Culture
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
lunch box