Investigations

Jigsaw Puzzle

The Case:

A contributor has a quirky jigsaw puzzle depicting women in the midst of a game of rugby or football.

The image is signed "Granville Smith, 1894". In a time when most women couldn’t vote, would they really have been playing a rough contact sport?

The History Detectives get on the case, visiting a jigsaw puzzle expert, a sports historian, a magazine expert and finally the Society for the Preservation of New England's Antiquities. 

Will the mystery be pieced together once and for all?

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Aired:
Season 1, Episode 3

Detective:
Elyse Luray Detective:
Wes Cowan Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts

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