American Flyer Displays & History

Department Store Layouts

If you didn't live near a Gilbert Hall of Science, some of these layouts were probably the biggest and best layouts you could hope to see.  They were the high point of every shopping trip you took with your parents and you probably wished you could recreate them at home.  Some of these were around all year, but others only came to life at Christmas.   As you can see from the examples shown, they could be very simple or quite elaborate. 

F.A.O. Schwarz New York City Jordan Marsh Boston Sibley's Rochester
F.A.O. Schwarz
New York City
Jordan Marsh
Boston
Sibley's
Rochester
Bon Marche Seattle G Fox Hartford Wanamaker's New York City
Bon Marche
Seattle
G. Fox co.
Hartford, CT
Wanamaker's
New York City
Wanamaker's Philadelphia Gimbels Philadelphia E.W. Edwards Buffalo
Wanamakers
Philadelphia
Gimbel's
Philadelphia
E.W. Edwards
Buffalo
Woodward & Lothrop Washington D.C. Lansburgh's Washington D.C. Hartigans Troy NY
Woodward & Lothrop
Wash., D.C.
Lansburgh's
Wash., D.C.
Hartigan's
Troy, NY
Eureka Stores Windber PA Macy's Location Unknown  
Eureka Stores
Windber, PA
Macy's
Location Unknown