Puzzle 1930 Montreal Canada. The American News Company limited. Lovell's picture jig-saw puzzle.Toby Edward Rosenthal,cardinal portrait.

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Vintage puzzle from the thirties depicting an artistic scene by Toby Edward Rosenthal
Manufactured by John Lovell & Sons Limited, Montreal, Canada, this puzzle came in a soft cardboard puzzle box is "Series A - Number 6".
The box that opens at each end measures 1.9 cm or 3/4 inch thick x 25.3 cm or 10 inches wide x 20.3 cm or 8 high.
The complete puzzle includes 202 non-interlocking pieces that form a rectangle measuring 35 cm x 25.4 cm or 10 inches by 13 3/4 inches.
The pieces measure 3 cm or 4/16 inch thick and are made of printed paper glued to cardboard.
These puzzles were designed as an inexpensive item and were packaged this way to keep costs down.
Weekly series of puzzles as no picture on the box that were released during the "depression years" as adult home entertainment.
Lovell's Weekly Picture Puzzle was a manufacturer of "weekly" cardboard puzzles at the time.


The puzzle image depicts an interior scene, by the American artist, Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917), 'depicting a cardinal, dressed in traditional red costume, seated for his portrait, while the artist, a monk, looks frustrated because the cardinal has fallen asleep, but the monk portrays the cardinal at his best"
The puzzle is complete with pieces a little damaged (see photos) nothing major and which still retains its appeal and I can tell you that it is not easy to execute. The box is worn and stuck with adhesive tape

Beautiful collector's item


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