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Founding Documents Jigsaw

This jigsaw puzzle shows the iconic value of the nation’s founding documents. It depicts two children in a reverential setting, admiring their nation’s most precious manuscripts. Developed in 1739, jigsaw puzzles (or “dissected puzzles” as they were once known) appeal to both children and adults. In 1934, manufacturers began to make puzzles from die-cut cardboard rather than from wood, which lowered the price considerably. During the Great Depression, the low cost of jigsaw puzzles made them particularly appealing.

 

 


 

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