Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles - CBS News

The very first jigsaw puzzle is said to have been made by London mapmaker John Spilsbury in the 1760s. "He pasted a map onto a thin piece of wood, and he used a scroll saw to cut it up; England would be one piece, Germany would be another piece," said Anne Williams, a jigsaw puzzle historian and author of "The Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together a History."
jigsaw-puzzle-john-spilsbury-europe-map-puzzle-620.jpgJohn Spilsbury's European map jigsaw puzzle.  CBS NEWS
"He marketed these to the very affluent and influential people as a tool to teach their children geography."


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