City of Worcester

Catalog Code: 
0- 28
Description: 

McLoughlin Brothers puzzle cut in 1889, depicting the ferry paddle steamboat named City of Worcester (where we live). We believe this boat plied the coast of Southern New England in late 1800s between Boston, MA and New London, CT. The one replacement piece is obvious because of its large area and difficulty of matching artwork from that era under different lighting. The photo, shot in outdoor lighting, shows the piece too dark. Yet, inside under normal daylight, the piece shows too light. Very frustrating for the restorer! This puzzle with its complete box has been donated to the American Antiquarian Society located in Worcester, MA which collects McLoughlin Brothers artwork and will provide a more suitable permanent home for such an important puzzle. We do have a second McLoughlin of the same scene with 7 replacement pieces which we have kept for presentations and exhibitions.

General Information
Date: 
1889c.
Width: 
36"
Height: 
12"
Container: 
box
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
90
Pieces Replaced: 
1
Colorline: 
no
Interlock: 
edge
Sale Status: 
Donated