Jubilee Video: Paint by Numbers

For the 1960 Jubilee, participants follow instructions to paint a pair of massive patriotic portraits.

In 1954, Brownie Wise inaugurated the Tupperware Homecoming Jubilee. Hundreds of Tupperware dealers from across the country came to the company's Kissimmee, Florida, headquarters for classes and motivational events. Wise gave each year's gathering a theme, with high spectacle and outrageous competitions -- often for glamorous prizes.

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

Share Your Story

What do you think of the Tupperware story? What's your opinion of the postwar consumer boom, the rise of plastics, and other events of the 1950s? Has Tupperware affected you?



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