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Puzzle

Object Number: 
2002.1.2129
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Paper, wood
Dimensions: 
9 x 7 x 2 1/4 in.
Description: 
A two-sided wood and paper jigsaw puzzle still in its original box. The cover has paper label printed with a scene of many men in the traditional costumes of different nations handing boxes of puzzles to the man in a red, white and blue United States costume. The top reads "Clemen's Slient Teacher/Dissected Map of the United States/ and of Each State in Counties". On the side of the box the label reads "State of New York". One side of the puzzle is a detailed map of New York State, while the reverse is an advertisment for Sherwin-Williams paint with an image of the factory building with cable cars in the streets.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group