Our volunteers helped sift through this circa 1950 lunchbox full of buttons, beads, keys, and nails. There’s a lot to unpack here (literally and figuratively!) The buttons are from the WWI era as they promote the purchase of Liberty Bonds that were used to raise money for the war and to generate support for it. And thankfully for the U.S., the pin that is opposed to women’s suffrage ultimately failed! The lunchbox itself illuminates how they used to be a great marketing source as “Sensation Smoking Tobacco” advertised on the lunchbox. Don’t think you’ll see that at schools today.