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Evolution of the Jigsaw Puzzle

A fun read about the history of jigsaw puzzles is Anne Williams book Jigsaw Puzzles: Piecing Together a History

To get a visual sense of how jigsaw puzzles have evolved, check out David Spearer's massive collection of photos of puzzles by different companies: 


and Bob Armstrong's examples of different cutting styles in wood puzzles:

Bob Armstrong's Page

Photo of a wooden jigsaw puzzle from 1860.  Photo borrowed from Bob Armstrong's website  

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