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This tin lunchbox depicts multiple scenes from the television show "Gunsmoke" with Marshall Matt Dillon in Dodge City, Kansas. It was made in 1955 by Aladdin Industries, which began illustrating school lunch boxes with images of popular radio, TV, and movie figures beginning in 1950. The TV Western "Gunsmoke" aired from 1955-1975 and depicted the fictional life of Marshal Matt Dillon in Dodge City, Kansas.
Creator: Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Date: between 1955 and 1965
Item Number: 222003
KSHS Identifier: 1987.29.1
Collections - Museum
Date - 1950s
Date - 1960s
Home and Family - Children
Home and Family - Daily life - Food and Cooking
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Materials - Food Service - Pail, Dinner
Places - Cities and towns - Dodge City
Places - Counties - Ford
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts