Metal lunchbox used by oysterman Ira Wright

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Created by
Thermos LLC, American, founded 1904
Owned by
Wright, Ira Samuel, American, 1902 - 1981
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 10 x 5 5/8 in. (19.1 x 25.4 x 14.3 cm)
Type
lunchboxes
Place used
Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1957
Description
This metal lunchbox is black with white interior. The letter V is inscribed on the lunchbox on both of the tops of the sides. The bottom is inscribed with manufacturer information that reads "THERMOS/ brand/ PRODUCT/ AMERICAN THERMOS PRODUCTS CO./ NORWICH CONN. U.S.A." The reverse of the inscription appears on the interior. There are two metal clasps at front and a metal and plastic handle at top. Small lines adorn the top vertically and horizontally on the base. On either side of the lunchbox are stylized, scalloped box shapes impressed into the metal.
Topic
African American
Business
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Franklin I. Wright
Object number
2013.61.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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