Lunch Box

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c. 1905
Tiffany & Co.

This specialized travel accoutrement reflects a time when luxury items were available to serve practically any need. In an era when automobile travel was becoming more widespread among the well-to-do but before there were many restaurants along the roads, a lunch box with silver sandwich container and flask for liquid refreshment provided a much-needed repast. The carrying case could also have been suitable for taking refreshment into the hunting field.

Leather, silver, glass, brass. L 18.3, H 21, W 5.7 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 17730