Publisher Rina Risper reflects on air terminal art exhibit she ran into while traveling to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
By TNCP- By Rina Risper
In this episode four (4), of The New Citizens Press Review, publisher and show host, Rina Risper, discussed the retro lunchbox exhibit she ran into at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Overlooking an afternoon skyline near the Atlanta headquarters, Delta’s Boeing 767-400 dorsal area features a wingspan of 171 feet and a tail height of over 50 inches … As a facility of the City of Atlanta, the airport is home to both exhibits/installations and rotating temporary exhibits.
From the reflection of publisher, Rina Risper’s for this TNCP Review:
“While traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the lines may be long and the air may be filled with tension because you left later than you were supposed to. “
“However, the next time you’re passing through ATL (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), take a walk through from terminal to terminal instead of taking the train. I did just that and ran into a retro lunchbox art exhibit …”
Lunchboxes not only carried our sandwiches, but snacks like Ding Dongs, and thermoses throughout our school years they also communicated our interest in all things cool. Lithograph tin and later plastic and vinyl emblazoned with everything from Superman vanquishing his foes to Strawberry Shortcake exploring strawberry land made lunchtime a bit more entertaining.
Over the decades, lunch boxes helped to chronicle popular culture, especially what was popular on television and in theaters from Bonanza to Gunsmoke from The Six Million Dollar Man to Star Wars lunch boxes are cultural time capsules.
Lunch boxes started out of necessity during the Industrial Revolution when workers had to tote their lunch and needed something to protect it early samples were woven baskets or repurposed metal biscuit tins with fitted pails and boxes appeared around the 1850s the first patents for lunch boxes came in 1860. And 1904 the first thermos container that enabled hot or cold beverages to remain at the desire temperatures was introduced. In 1935 the first character license lunch box featured Mickey Mouse and had a pull-out tray but no thermos.