Learning English through… Toy Stores

By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 30 Novembre 2021

Parliamo questo mese di uno dei negozi di giocattoli più famosi del mondo: Fao Schwarz. Colgo l’occasione per augurare a tutti voi Merry Christmas! In 1862, Frederick August Otto (FAO) Schwarz, an immigrant from Germany, opened a toy store in Baltimore, which specialized in dolls and teddy bears. He dreamed of “a marvelous, bountiful emporium full of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind toys from all over the world”. The store was popular and it moved from Baltimore to New York, changing different locations. In 1931, it settled in Fifth Avenue and it became the toy store for New York elites. Each Christmas, their […]

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