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Picture puzzle board, Chicago, United States, 1930-1980

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A schoolroom scene is shown on this picture puzzle board. It was drawn by artist H. O. Kennedy. It has 13 removable parts. The subject had to replace them in the correct spaces, usually in a given amount of time. Aptitude testing was widespread in schools and the workplace in the early to mid-20th century. This puzzle was produced by American manufacturer C. H. Stoelting and Company. It specialised in aptitude testing equipment. These included books, puzzles and mechanical apparatus.

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Glossary: puzzle

Use for recreational artifacts designed as amusements or diversions by presenting constructional difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort

Glossary: psychiatry

A branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness.