On View
Taking the Stage Gallery
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
Manufactured by
Thermos LLC, American, founded 1904
Designed by
LoBianco, Nick, American
Subject of
Carroll, Diahann, American, 1935 - 2019
Beaird, Betty, American, born 1935
Marc Copage, American, born 1962
Link, Michael, American, born 1962
Date
1969
Medium
metal, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (2013.108.13a Lunchbox Closed): 7 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 4 in. (19.7 × 22.2 × 10.2 cm)
H x W x D (2013.108.13a Lunchbox Open): 4 1/16 × 8 13/16 × 14 11/16 in. (10.3 × 22.4 × 37.3 cm)
H x W x D (2013.108.13b Thermos): 6 5/8 × 4 × 3 3/16 in. (16.8 × 10.2 × 8.1 cm)
Description
This is a lunchbox and thermos set printed with illustrations of actors from the sitcom "Julia" starring Diahann Carroll. The front of the lunchbox, i.e. the lid, has a green border and features the show logo, red block-text outlined in black reading [JULIA] in the top right corner. In the bottom right corner is an illustrated closely framed portrait of Carroll styled as the character Julia; her portrait is superimposed over a background image of two boys seated and reading at a table in an interior space. Repeated illustrated images of the actors from the show appear consistently on each face of the lunchbox. The thermos features a singular image wrapped around the cylinder in which Carroll wears a nurse's uniform and addresses a seated white man. The lunchbox has a green plastic handle. There is some rusting, mostly visible in the interior, and some chipping in the ink of the images, mostly visible on the exterior.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
lunchboxes
canteens (vessels)
Topic
Actors
Children
Cooking and dining
Families
Medicine
Motherhood
Race relations
Sitcoms
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.108.13ab
Restrictions & Rights
© 1969 Savannah Productions. Inc. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd545d759fe-79be-4000-9eaa-333f284c5f02
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