FAO Schwarz Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Historical Toy Exhibit
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Take a trip down memory lane.
The FAO Schwarz store on Fifth Avenue is celebrating 150 years with a historical exhibit.
There’s a sales ledger from 1909, catalogs from 1927 to 1971 and of course, toys.
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There are 27 glass display cases spread throughout the store showing off familiar figures such as G.I. Joe, Mr. Potato Head, a Cabbage Patch kid.
Visitors can check out an original Steiff Teddy Bear from 1905, Monopoly from 1935, a Barbie doll from 1959 and an Easy-Bake Oven from 1964.
“It’s cool and nostalgic to see things from my childhood and to know that these are some of the things that my parents played with, and their parents played with,” one man said.
“I love it, it’s just so interesting,” 14-year-old Kelly Tunney. “I love seeing all the toys from the past.”
The exhibit runs through April 10.
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