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Metal lunchbox used by oysterman Ira Wright

Smithsonian Institution,


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.
Medium: metal and plastic
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 10 x 5 5/8 in. (19.1 x 25.4 x 14.3 cm)
Object number: 2013.61.2
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Franklin I. Wright
Owned by: Ira Samuel Wright, American, 1902 - 1981
Place: Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
PAESI : Maryland / USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: lunchboxes , African American , business , Cooking and dining , Foodways , Labor