Marriage of Pocahontas & Rolfe Puzzle

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Title

Marriage of Pocahontas & Rolfe Puzzle

Description

A nineteenth-century child's jigsaw puzzle creates an image of the marriage of Virginia Indian Pocahontas and English colonist John Rolfe, an event officiated by Anglican minister Richard Bucke in Jamestown in 1614. The twenty-piece puzzle made of wooden blocks and covered in colored paper attests to the mythic—if not always factually accurate—story of Pocahontas in Virginia history. In the puzzle, the bride bears no Indian features but looks instead like a demure young white woman. (The image was based on an earlier popular engraving that had been published internationally.) Toys like this one helped impress the legend of Pocahontas on young children.

Description courtesy of Encyclopedia Virginia.

Creator

S. L. Hill

Source

Virginia Historical Society

Date

1868

Rights

Coverage

nineteenth century
Jamestown, Virginia

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Wooden puzzle

Files

Marriage-of-Pocahontas-and-Rolfe.jpg

Citation

S. L. Hill, “Marriage of Pocahontas & Rolfe Puzzle,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed July 6, 2022, https://www.virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/150.

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