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Jigsaw puzzle

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, published)

  • Date:

    1950s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plywood, chromolithographed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Thorpe Hall Primary School

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Twelve-piece jigsaw puzzle, made from plywood mounted with chromolithographed paper. The design shows two boys, a girl and a dog on a raft playing pirates, with a toy cannon and a 'Jolly Roger' flag. On the side of the raft is the word 'HISPANIOLA'. One boy wears a long red and white striped hat and is looking through a telescope, the other has an eyepatch and is brandishing a wooden sword. The girl is seated at the rear and is paddling the raft. The backs of the pieces are marked 'SARAH' in blue ink.

Place of Origin

England (probably, published)


1950s (manufactured)


Unknown (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Plywood, chromolithographed paper

Marks and inscriptions

On the back of each piece in blue ink: 'SARAH'


Width: 25 cm, Height: 17.8 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum in 1984, given by Thorpe Hall Primary School [83/1943].

Descriptive line

Twelve-piece jigsaw puzzle, children as pirates; plywood, chromolithographed paper; English, ca. 1950


Plywood; Paper


Chromolithography; Sawing

Subjects depicted

Telescope; Dogs; Girls; Children; Boys; Rafts; Pirates


Games (puzzles & board games); Fancy-dress; Children & Childhood; Play

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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