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(The Smithsonian)   Who wants to see the FAO Schwarz toy catalog from 1911?   (library.si.edu) divider line
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2022-11-28 6:21:13 PM  
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Um...is the rather dark-skinned "Aunt Sally" being sold as an archery target?  I can't see how she'd fit in with ring toss or badminton on that page...
 
2022-11-28 6:41:22 PM  

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Um...is the rather dark-skinned "Aunt Sally" being sold as an archery target?  I can't see how she'd fit in with ring toss or badminton on that page...


And when I'm feeling naughty, I blow her up with air fill her full of arrows!
 
2022-11-28 6:59:47 PM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aunt_Sally

Huh.  The more you know.  Looks like a game that's (mostly) gone by the wayside.

Yikes.
 
2022-11-28 7:40:15 PM  
Can't see from the fine print, but you just put the cash for a car in an envelope in the mail?
 
2022-11-28 7:53:23 PM  
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It was all ball bearings, even back then!
 
2022-11-28 8:36:05 PM  

Devolving_Spud: [Fark user image 547x674]

Um...is the rather dark-skinned "Aunt Sally" being sold as an archery target?  I can't see how she'd fit in with ring toss or badminton on that page...


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2022-11-28 11:05:58 PM  
Can't sleep...Fisherman and Farmer Boy will get me!!

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2022-11-29 12:47:36 AM  
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2022-11-29 12:50:59 AM  
I sort'a want one of those toy sail boats.. and I love the word "velocipedes" on principle. It's a fun word to say.
 
2022-11-29 1:02:13 AM  
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2022-11-29 3:10:04 AM  

Still Brightfires: I sort'a want one of those toy sail boats.. and I love the word "velocipedes" on principle. It's a fun word to say.


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2022-11-29 3:29:06 AM  
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2022-11-29 4:39:24 AM  
Times have changed. Grownups buy these to live in now.

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2022-11-29 6:28:41 AM  

Devolving_Spud: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aunt_Sally

Huh.  The more you know.  Looks like a game that's (mostly) gone by the wayside.

Yikes.


It looks like a coconut shy for racists. How delightful.
 
2022-11-29 9:10:15 AM  
TIL that even in 1911, miniature versions of popular cars for (rich) children was a thing.
 
2022-11-29 9:56:45 AM  
I want a copy of the book of cats
 
2022-11-29 10:11:41 AM  
Most of those baby carriages were over $1000 in current funds..  Holy crap!
 
2022-11-29 10:24:14 AM  
FAO is FAO no matter the year
 
2022-11-29 4:29:09 PM  
I can just check the toy section at Target.  They have a bunch of FAO Schwarz stuff now.
 
2022-11-29 10:43:23 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: I can just check the toy section at Target.  They have a bunch of FAO Schwarz stuff now.


The current "FAO Schwartz" stuff at Target is generic Amazon crap in a slightly nicer package. There's a reason they only sell it at Christmas.
 
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