Tupperware Through the Ages

Tupperware World Every 2.5 seconds, somewhere on the planet, a Tupperware party is thrown; nearly $1.4 billion dollars' worth of Tupperware is sold annually in more than 100 markets worldwide. By the numbers alone, the kitchenware company that New Hampshire inventor Earl Tupper founded in 1939 displays its reach. Take a closer look at Tupperware's trajectory, and you can chart the past half-century of kitchen culture in the U.S. and beyond.Todd Coleman/Jon Whittle

Every 2.5 seconds, somewhere on the planet, a Tupperware party is thrown; nearly $1.4 billion dollars' worth of Tupperware is sold annually in more than 100 markets worldwide. By the numbers alone, the kitchenware company that New Hampshire inventor Earl Tupper founded in 1939 displays its reach. Take a closer look at Tupperware's trajectory, and you can chart the past half-century of kitchen culture in the U.S. and beyond.