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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