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If most of my readers are like me, they grew up in an age where toy stores were their own cottage industry.  K-B Toys, Child World, Children’s Palace, and Circus World all took up residence in our young minds, and thanks to the popularity of the film Big, FAO Schwarz was another one of those toy retailers that left an indelible impression.

I still remember my first visit to an FAO Schwarz store…not the 5th Avenue one in New York City that is so recognized, but a store in Boston that was like a toy mecca for a kid like me growing up in rural Vermont. has designed a great infographic of the great history FAO Schwarz and they passed the info along to me, so I’m sharing it with you.  It’s a really cool look at a great toy store, and our friend Joe makes an appearance.  Click the read the rest of the story link below for this cool image.

Check out the infographic at, or also embedded below.

Celebrating FAO Schwarz