Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia

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  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
  • Image for Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia
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Manufactured by
Thermos LLC, American, founded 1904
Designed by
LoBianco, Nick, American
Subject of
Carroll, Diahann, American, born 1935
Beaird, Betty, American, born 1935
Marc Copage, American, born 1962
Link, Michael, American, born 1962
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)
Type
lunchboxes
canteens (vessels)
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1969
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.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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