Stacks of board games, boxes containing dolls, action heroes, View Masters, and Fisher Price toys stood from floor to ceiling. There was candy section with Fortune Bubble, Fun Dip, Chuckles, candy cigarettes and Nik L Nips. You could buy Wiffle balls & bats and hula hoops. No matter what toy you asked for, Mr. Slocum would disappear behind a wall and come back with it. A trip to Slocum’s was magical.
The legendary tiny toy shop opened in 1900 and closed in the early 90’s.
Photo by Fran Canavan
Editor’s Note: best part of this photo is the sign next to Mr. Slocum – “Big Balls .59 cents.”