Friday, November 11, 2005

Lunchbox memories

Which one do I pick?Before I left to go to my mom's, I went to see a really cool exhibit of vintage lunchboxes on loan from the Smithsonian at our local art museum.

I really liked the images on the displays and their unusual shape.

I don't know anything about Dick Tracey but I was intrigued by this lunchbox. I think it has something to do with that mother and daughter having matching platinum blonde hair-do's and outfits ( I have NO idea what those antenna thingys are but they look neat)! There's a child with white hair playing a guitar. Then there's a granny looking lady with the same hair-do and she's wearing those yellow rubber dish washing gloves! And a Devo hat guy sticking his hand in the punch. It's just a very interesting scene...

Space age! I loved the two on the top. I would carry those around as purses or for small craftin' on the go!

The display for the western themed boxes. The image of the two boys glued to the television set is darling! Aww, the first couch potatoes!

Apparently HopAlong Cassidy was one of the first lunchboxes designed with characters on them.

I loved this set! My favorite thing about it is on the back there is a place for the owner to put their 'brand'! So clever! Makes me realize that I don't have a brand and I should come up with one.....hmm..

These lunchboxes were not by any means in mint condition, which really surprised me. I was hoping they would have had my old E.T. lunchbox but didn't. I wasn't able to get photos of all the boxes due to the fact that I don't think I was suppose to be taking pictures in the first place and I kinda sneaked to get these.


Mariana said...

Hi! I just found your blog and really loved it! Such cool images! Keep up the great work! :)

Barb said...

Gosh, don't you just wish you could go back in time and snatch up a bunch of the items that are worth a fortune now? Who knew? I still have my vinyl Josie and the Pussycats box. I remember shopping for lunch boxes every year and how fun it was. I remember having a plaid one that I was embarrassed of because the themos was the 'wrong' size. Heaven forbid I not fit in.

Kirkkitsch said...

Howdy! My friend Mariana turned me on to your blog (via my blog, Jamhandy!) and I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I am lovin' it! I am so diggin' the whole retro vibe. I love retro/kitsch/pop culture, and you are totally speaking my language! Keep up the good work, and if you like retro recipes (and I know that you do), come check out my retro recipe blog. :)

I would have killed to go to this exhibit! I have a small lunchbox collection and there are soooo many more that I want (esp. the Blondie & Dagwood one!)

Rain said...

My dad still has that Roy Rogers-Dale Evans lunchbox, as well as the top left one in the space agey set pictured!

Alas, neither includes the Thermos.