Patriotic jigsaw : 'The Army - Australia's Call'

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL38546
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cardboard
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Rectangular landscape format 170 piece jigsaw puzzle entitled 'The Army - Australia's Call', featuring a group of Australian soldiers at a training camp, one of whom is at attention playing the bugle. A truck delivering supplies, groups of soldiers, Bell tents and groups of flying aircraft form the background. The Rising Sun badge appears above the title scroll. There are 11 pieces missing.

History / Summary

History unknown. Typical patriotic Australian-produced child's jigsaw puzzle from the late thirties to mid forties period. These were supplied in an outer envelope of the same size as the completed jigsaw, often with a small image of the finished picture on the reverse of the envelope. The 'wave' style of die-cutting is typical of the period, and of John Sands jigsaws from the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s.