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The American National Game of Baseball Wooden Puzzle
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An 1866 study photograph for the Currier and Ives lithograph The American National Game of Baseball—which this wooden puzzle so beautifully reprises—resides in the Archives and Special Collections of our Smithsonian American Art Museum. The idyllic scene is an artist’s representation of a never-played 1860 championship game between the Brooklyn Atlantics and the Brooklyn Excelsiors. Celebrate the iconic print and the American pastime it honors every time you assemble The American National Game of Baseball Wooden Puzzle's 505 pieces, no two of which are the same. Includes dozens of charming baseball-themed “whimsy” shapes. Archival ink and paper over quarter-inch maple veneer plywood. Made in the U.S.A. Completed puzzle, 18.5" x 12.75".
Established in 1882 by Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian George Brown Goode, the sports history collection, now in our National Museum of American History, includes more than 6,000 objects.
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