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Puzzle Gram

puzzle | letter

In 1940, when the craze for puzzle was still very strong in America, the novelty "puzzle gram" appeared for a short time. Senders signed a sticker which was fixed to a puzzle image of a Christmas greeting card. The sticker was cut on the puzzle's lines and the whole thing scrambled, then mailed in a small, thin box. The recipient had to assemble the puzzle to see who it was from, and then the box doubled as a frame to keep it whole. In this instance, Joe and Ellen sent puzzle greetings to Loretta Brown of Middletown, New York.

  • Manufacturer: Joseph K. Straus
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: Brooklyn, NY
  • Object ID: 110.13638
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