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WJLA, August 17, 2012

Retro lunch box photos: Packing your food in style

Remember when picking out a new lunch box was a big deal? Back in the day, the metal lunch box was somewhat of a personal statement about our favorite TV show or the comic book characters we pretended to be at recess. We'll get ready for a blast into your lunchroom past! Here are some of the coolest, retro lunch boxes that held all of those beloved Wonder Bread sandwiches and Twinkies.

 

Taking America to Lunch

Dozens of retro lunch boxes are part of an ongoing display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It’s appropriately called, Taking America to Lunch.

(Photo: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History) of fullscreen mode

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