Collage of famous opera scenes compiled by Olin Downes and illustrated by John Held, JR. and cut by unknown maker. Plywood, interlocking. Picture was reprinted from Woman's Day, the A & P Magazsine; copyright, 1940 by Stores Publishing Company, Inc. Puzzle came to me after someone had done the worst possible job gluing together the separating layers of ply making it impossible to assemble. I had to slit apart 54 such messes, reglue properly the layers of ply, then file and refit each piece back into the puzzle. Besides taking an inordinate amount of time, despite being as careful as possible, further damage is done to some pieces requiring more repairs. And a number of pieces had been previously discolored, probably by dampness. The result displayed is about the best I can do in a 2 week time frame in my workshop.