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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Fisher-Price Play Desk (1972)

A vintage ad from 1972 for the Play Desk from Fisher-Price. This iconic learning toy allowed children to learn to spell, draw, and count using letters, stencils as well as chalk and an eraser. All the pieces could be neatly stored inside the desk. A built-in handle allowed for portability.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!