This is a set of four hand-cut wood jigsaw puzzles from 1932.
I may not be very good at taking photographs, but I'm pretty good at putting together jigsaw puzzles.
It is not possible to express how much I love these puzzles. Dig the star-shaped piece. Can you find the numbers 7 and 1? There's a cat piece and (I think) a telephone piece in the puzzle above.
The shaped pieces make me think that jigsaw puzzler sawers probably had a pretty good sense of humor back then.
Each puzzle has its own little cardboard box that fits into a larger wood box.
This is the label on the outside of the wooden box. I guess Macy's used to have puzzle contests. I wonder if my original puzzle putter-togetherer won the contest.
There's a tag inside each cardboard box with the date, sawed by info, polished by, etc. All of my puzzles were cut on April 22, 1932. Hence, my puzzles will turn 78 tomorrow. They're in pretty good shape for 78, with all their pieces intact.
Happy birthday, puzzles!
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