The artist, C.M. Coolidge, painted a series of humorous scenes depicting dogs engaging in very human-like activities such as playing poker (see "A Bold Bluff" ) and in this example, litigating the old-fashioned breach of marriage contract law suit. Long-time collector Chuck Small of Fresno, CA commissioned several puzzle collectors in the 1990's to cut puzzles from Coolidge's "playing poker" pictures. Unknown maker here, solid wood, non-interlocking, cut along color lines. I am not certain which is the female plaintiff (probably a dog with a colorful ribbon) and which is the male defendant (maybe the dog pleading the case). Any suggestions? Note the stack of love letters and collar engagement ring used as evidence!
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