Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzle
Jigsaw puzzle
Wood, cardboard, paper
box: 2 1/8 x 12 x 8 7/8 in. ( 5.4 x 30.5 x 22.5 cm )
Wooden box covered in dark blue paper, with cover illustration of completed puzzle in various colors of side-wheel steamer "PILGRIM" with three decks and two smokestacks passing under finely detailed bridge (probably Brooklyn Bridge); tugboat to right and another side-wheel steamer to left; decks crowded with figures, some colorfully dressed; 68 large puzzle pieces.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
lithographed: on cover, top: "PICTURE PUZZLE" lithographed: on cover, bottom: "MCLOUGHLIN BRO'S NEW-YORK." lithographed: on paddlewheel and front of boat: "PILGRIM" lithographed: on banner above smokestacks: "FALL R[IVER] LINE" written: on tag attached to inside of box: "291/9" written: on Sotheby's sticker affixed to bottom of box: "8194716/239/8"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group