Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles

Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles

Many people shut in to help stem the coronavirus pandemic are turning to jigsaw puzzles to pass the time. Mo Rocca reports on their history and popularity.

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  1. Johnathan Levih on June 19, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Website is down. Guess a lot more people saw this than I expected.

  2. Savvynlady on June 19, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    I got many puzzles I guess it’s time to do one now.

  3. Pablo Cruise on June 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Puzzles were awesome when I was younger!!! My dad always bought them for my brother and I. But as a family we would piece them together. GOOD TIMES!!! And WW II aircraft models.

  4. oldman kirrby on June 19, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Been to piece time puzzles, it’s awesome

  5. Joan Hoffman on June 19, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    I love jigsaw puzzles! I find it relaxing to put them together. My oldest one is from 1934. It’s a illustration of Waikiki Beach without the future hotels.

  6. ᒍᥱƒƒɾᥱყ ᒍᥙ⳽tɩᥴᥱ on June 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    We need to try and solve this COVID-19 puzzle.

  7. MILDRED PIERCE on June 19, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Renting jigsaw puzzles? I’m an ebay seller and sold several puzzles during the lockdown.

    I bought a used puzzle from a thrift store that I never put together. I sold it in ebay. The buyer put it together then said a piece was missing a returned it. I guess they thought I was running a rent-a-puzzle business.

  8. Covid - 19 on June 19, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Aww, poor broads.

  9. Gio Vanni on June 19, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Owls are supposedly good luck, but they were never allowed in many Italian homes that I know of. Superstition …

  10. Skooter623 on June 19, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I collect jigsaw puzzles, thanks Mo

  11. BASE CAMP on June 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    BREANNA CORONA was an 1830 saloon bartender at THE ABALONE SALOON — and she loved jigsaw puzzles.

  12. SimonPenny Bernard-Smith on June 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Great to see the lovely anne williams still going strong, wooden puzzles personified!! I can highly recomend her book (shown here). I am taking advantage of my woodies to the max at the moment. If you hav’nt tried a wooden puzzle…go for it!! They are a whole different experience to a card-stock one. Much more tactile, in some ways trickier and, well… satisfying

  13. Francie on June 19, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    "Seems like a good way to spread germs."
    – Debbie Downer

  14. Olivia on June 19, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    My teacher for online school sent us this and I’m scared

  15. Daniel Ramirez on June 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    I have been a huge puzzler as of recent and encourage anyone to try it out. Its a great way to pass the time and keeps your mind active.

  16. Deano Marshall on June 19, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Oh Mo!!! You handsome devil…..& sexy too!!! Lol

  17. MsKTMvalley on June 19, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I like this reporter, he’s got personality!

  18. Kristine B. McAnelly on June 19, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    The last puzzle I pieced was in 2003. Butterflies. And the cat ate the missing piece. I framed it anyway. Misplaced over the years.

  19. Michele Conley Eckert on June 19, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I have cats, so no puzzles for me. 🧐

  20. MS B on June 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm


  21. vexi vex on June 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    omg i love this!!!

  22. Jessie Michelle on June 19, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve rediscovered my old love of jigsaw puzzles. I put shipping tape neatly on when finished, front and back. It’s my way of laminating them. I can NOT bring myself to take them apart again. I’ve tried puzzle glue before but it made the puzzle curl. I know there are puzzle frames somewhere out there, too.

  23. XPoza on June 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm


  24. James Martin on June 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    How to pass time during the plandemic

  25. C on June 19, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t have any room to do puzzles. Probably wouldn’t do them anyway? I want to start buying the wooden puzzles for gifts but are they expensive!! But I might do it anyway. They look pretty cool. Be something different.

  26. That Girl from da Bronx on June 19, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I love puzzles but since I have nosy cats I play them on my cellphone.

  27. Kathleen Emenecker on June 19, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Puzzlingly is an art form and also relaxing. Keep puzzlingly

  28. Melinda Burnham on June 19, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Great piece! My dad made us puzzles of wood when we were kids with his jigsaw. We love to do 3D puzzles.

  29. Matthew B. on June 19, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Piece Time Puzzles’ website is down. No wonder why. What a great local business to support, and an awesome gift idea! I hope they can hire more staff soon 🙂

  30. Queen Bee on June 19, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I ❤️ Mo Rocca!