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Jigsaw Puzzle Set

1950s (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Many 20th-century puzzles were cut to suit the age and ability of children. These vary from a few large and easily manageable pieces to smaller and more numerous ones. This puzzle is one of a set of four that were used by children in a primary school from the 1950s to the 1980s. They have simple cut-out pieces that fit together. Each has wooden tray to hold the puzzle in place.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Jigsaw Puzzle
Materials and Techniques
Machine-cut wood
Brief Description
Set of four wooden puzzles in trays made in England in the 1950s
Physical Description
Design: chromolithographs mounted on plywood and cut into non interlocking pieces; each is contained in a wooden and hardboard tray

No. of Pieces: 24 each
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.3cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Credit line
Given by Thorpe Hall Primary School
Historical context
No. of Players: any

Equipment required: Down by the Stream - children playing by water

Out in a Boat - a pleasure craft and punts

Mothers & Fathers - 3 children in garden

A Picnic - family by the seaside
Summary
Many 20th-century puzzles were cut to suit the age and ability of children. These vary from a few large and easily manageable pieces to smaller and more numerous ones. This puzzle is one of a set of four that were used by children in a primary school from the 1950s to the 1980s. They have simple cut-out pieces that fit together. Each has wooden tray to hold the puzzle in place.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.557:1 to 4-1984

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record createdMarch 5, 2000
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