Sculptured puzzle (2-layered) made by Joseph Straus, Brooklyn, NY in 1930's. Plywood, interlocking. Made by using 2 pictures of the same scene. One picture is cut as a traditional picture; the second is cut along the color lines of parts of the scene which the maker wants to emphasize such as the horse and people and tree on the left. Then the sections not to be emphasized are discarded and the section to be used cut into pieces. Finally, this section is carefully laid on top of the first picture already cut so as to match pictures, and key pieces (corners, ends, center) are glued together. This does leave about a half dozen strange double pieces but the rest are all normal pieces with some parts of the picture appearing on two of them thereby increasing the puzzle's challenge. The thick dark lines along the top of the top layer is shadow from the angle of the sun. Artist is Hi Hintermeister.