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Show ‘N Tell from G.E. (1964)

Advertised as a home entertainment center, the Show ‘N Tell was built to resemble a small television set and deftly combined a four-speed phonograph with an 11-inch monitor for slide film viewing.

Jell-O Gallery – Le Roy, New York

Owned and operated by the Le Roy Historical Society, the Jell-O Gallery tells the story of “America’s most famous dessert” through guided tours and exhibits.

Slip ‘N Slide

The Slip ‘N Slide water toy was invented by upholsterer Robert Carrier in 1960 and later sold to Wham-O.

FAN EXPO Canada Virtual Experiences

This year’s FAN EXPO Canada has moved online, offering a series of ongoing virtual experiences to connect fans with a varying roster of celebrities through interactive Q&A sessions.

Viceroy Manufacturing Company

Rubber and vinyl dolls and toys were the name of the game for Viceroy Manufacturing Company of Toronto, Ontario. This Dolls, Playthings, and Disneyland Character Merchandise catalog from 1956 illustrates the depth and breadth of the company’s licensed and non-licensed product offerings.

Ad Mats from Kenner (1979)

Before the advent of digital publishing, toy companies like Kenner typically produced ad mats for retailers to use to advertise their product lines.

Ontario Science Centre – Toronto, Ontario

As the Ontario Science Centre reorients itself to welcome visitors during COVID-19, the creative minds behind the scenes have curated activities to keep inquisitive minds curious about the world around them.