'Humpty Dumpty’ Jigsaw Puzzle, England, 1940-1950

Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'

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Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'
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'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw', approximately 50 pieces, artist Mavis Miller, complete, made in England

‘My name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape almost.’ Humpty Dumpty said this to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. This novelty animal-shaped jigsaw puzzle has approximately 50 pieces. It was illustrated by artist Mavis Miller. It was among a range of aids, many ‘homemade’, used to teach psychology to students at Bedford College during the first half of the 20th century.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
1996-277/92
Materials:
cardboard
Measurements:
overall: 250 mm x 260 mm .69kg
overall (in perspex frame): 310 mm x 300 mm
type:
jigsaw puzzle

Parts

'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'

'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'

'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw', pieces on display, artist Mavis Miller, complete, made in England

Materials:
cardboard
Object Number:
1996-277/92/1
type:
jigsaw puzzle
'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'

'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw'

'Humpty Dumpty Novelty Animal Shaped Interlocking Jigsaw', remaining pieces and box.

Materials:
cardboard
Object Number:
1996-277/92/2
type:
jigsaw puzzle
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum