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Tuco picture puzzle, Joseph Henry Sharp's War Bonnet Song

Identifier: Ms. Coll. 22

Scope and Contents

This puzzle is a reproduction of Joseph Henry Sharp's 1923 oil painting, War Bonnet Song, the original of which is currently in the collection of the Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK).


  • 1957

Biographical / Historical

Tuco Workshops, Inc. (Lockport, NY) manufactured diecut triple thick upsom board picture puzzles from 1932-1984 featuring images of well-known works of art.


2 boxes (Stored in two flat boxes; one for the original puzzle box and the other for the unassembled puzzle pieces which are stored in a zip-top polyethylene bag.) ; Original box is 7.5" x 10.5"; assembled puzzle is 16" x 20"

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Physical Description

The puzzle has not been assembled but it is assumed that all of the pieces are extant. The description on the original box only notes that it contains over 300 pieces and does not inclue an exact piece count. The puzzle pieces are in excellent condition and don't show much surface dirt and little to no wear to the edges. The original box is in poor condition with several split corners, worn edges, and tape residue. There is also moderate staining, permanent marker and crayon, but the cover image itself is undamaged and unobscured.
Marissa Hendriks
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Repository Details

Part of the Lunder Research Center Repository

The Lunder Research Center for the Taos Society of Artists
The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
146 Kit Carson Road
Taos NM 87571 USA