One of my earliest posts, which was nothing more than a random photo, was on the Lunchbox Museum. And so here I am again four years later posting another random photo from the place. Maybe I got lunch on my mind…or maybe it’s Georgia…I don’t know?
Located in the Rivermarket Antique Mall in Columbus, Georgia, the museum is home to the world’s largest collection of vintage lunchboxes, which number around 2,000 (including that amazing Bee Gees set). Did you know that between 1951 and 1985, only 450 metal lunch boxes were released with distinctive character designs? Well, museum owner Allen Woodall has them all. My first lunchbox was a Strawberry Shortcake, which I still have at the back of a closet along with my high school bowling trophy (first place, bitches!) and my unfinished baby book (my mom likes to make stuff…she just never finishes anything).
Anyway, let’s talk about that photo. It’s discotastic. It makes me want to groove to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack while eating Lunchables, which was usually the only “food” one would find inside my plastic lunchbox in the late 1980s/early 1990s. But what makes that picture less than perfect is the missing brother – why didn’t Andy Gibb get his own lunchbox???