I am saving this puzzle for cooler weather as the sunroom is too hot. However, I loved his San Fracisco, Chicago and Classic Car show puzzles
We have ALOT of Dowdle puzzles and this is the toughest one we’ve done! Agree that a picture of the puzzle without the dots would be very helpful!!! Love Dowdle puzzles!
After three weeks of balancing a picture with 101 dots obscuring key pieces, the wrapper with the small intact picture for reference , a magnifying glass, and a puzzle piece in hand we were dismayed to find that upon completion one piece was missing. We looked on the floor, under the table legs, under the potted plants,-- no missing piece. Just us two, no kids, no pets. So we thought surely the makers wouldn't mind sending one if we could identify it. We looked online for instructions and were blown away by the heartwarming story of Eric Dowdle and his siblings on the farm. A must read for this Thanksgiving season. After being advised to also look in our slippers, we did so. No piece. About then my husband realized that beside the table is an Asian rug with the same colors as the missing piece. He put cheek to the floor to look across the carpet, no piece, so he crawled across it feeling with his hands and there it was!! Such Joy! Although some pieces are small with even smaller details and sometimes diabolically divided, this has been one of our favorite puzzles. We are passing it on to family with a stern recommendation to view the website for the online enlargeable picture for reference. Thank you so much for this wonderful excursion through American history.
My entire family is hooked on Dowdle puzzles ! We mail them back and forth after finishing, so they make the rounds of the U.S. :) The 'white dots' explaining some specifics don't bother us ~ maybe the first one we didn't quite get it, but ever since they are of no consequence. Great quality and fun scenes; something for everyone. Working on the Gettysburg, Williamsburg, et al theme currently ~ also dogs and cars. Paris, Rome & New Orleans were super; as well as several of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, SF Giants etc etc etc... The list goes on and they never seem to run out of new ones :) :) :)
love the puzzle, very nice packaging, however, it is hard to put together a puzzle without a clear picture. The only picture provided is covered with dots referring to information on the back of the sheet, very informative, but blocking the picture is the not clear where some of the intricate pieces should be placed. At least provide a link online.