Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series
Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series

Across the Continent — 1,000-piece Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzle Series

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They don't make puzzles like they used to. But we do.

Three "throwback" vintage jigsaw puzzles that combine the retro style of the 30s and 40s with a premium quality that exceeds today's expectations.

Vintage Travel Jigsaw Puzzles

  • 1,000-piece travel jigsaw puzzles on premium board
  • Crisp, vibrant, high-res travel related imagery
  • Precisely cut for snug fit
  • Each vintage jigsaw puzzle is 20x30 inches when completed
  • Includes 2:1 poster for reference
  • Category: Fine Art Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles have always been a means to travel.

The very first "vintage" jigsaw puzzles were designed to teach geography to children. Called “dissected maps,” their (non-interlocking!) pieces were cut along the borders of counties, provinces, or nations. When assembled, they showed England, Europe, or the known world.

But a travel puzzle can take you anywhere. Anywhen.

So we’re going back to the 1930s and ‘40s with our vintage travel series puzzles, Across the Continent.

The years after the Great Depression saw an explosion in puzzle popularity as people sought out peaceful, fun, and affordable ways to spend time together. Puzzlers of the time were delighted by other innovations, too: “interlocking pieces” and “machine cut.” Suddenly, puzzles were more colorful, more accessible, more fun and relaxing than ever before.

New but Retro Puzzles

Illustrated by Steve Thomas, Across the Continent revives this energy and excitement with three 1,000-piece vintage travel puzzles, each in a magical, antique style designed to transport you across the country—and time.

Sit down, relax, and watch the retro train, plane, and ocean liner form at your fingertips as you put these throwback vintage jigsaw puzzles together. They are, as the old puzzle boxes used to say, “a joy to work.”

Travel Puzzles for Adults & Kids

There’s something about how vintage puzzles evoke nostalgia. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the exercise, or how a vintage puzzle doesn’t need electricity to engage us. It’s wholesome, collaborative, time-tested. Analog. Many people do puzzles specifically to escape the constant lights and noise of modern life.

Pardon us if we’re telling you what you already know, but the 1920s and ‘30s were something of a puzzle renaissance. 

Manufacturers had just introduced wild and crazy innovations like “interlocking” and “machine-cut” pieces; even putting a reference photo on the box was a brand new idea. These more precise, accessible puzzles—which you couldn’t destroy by accidentally kicking the table you were working on—became ridiculously popular.

As an homage to these bygone days of puzzling, our Across the Continent series features three retro art pieces evoking the early 20th century. Designed exclusively for Blue Kazoo, each puzzle contains all sorts of marvelous little details we’re quite proud of, and which we hope will give you joy to discover.

Don't forget to explore all of our amazing jigsaw puzzles and our newest art jigsaw puzzle available now!