A Christmas Quiz From A Century Ago…

November 30, 2020

Tomorrow is Dec. 1, 2020. The beginning of the end for 2020. Traveling through the magazine-time-machine back to December 1920… A Christmas Quiz From A Century Ago…
Magazines were the only interactive medium available. Take a look at this December 1920 issue of The Ropeco (pronounced Ro-Peek-O) magazine carried within its pages a Christmas puzzle challenging the young boys (the magazine’s audience) to solve. The Ropeco was a monthly digest-sized magazine published by Rogers Peet Company in New York City “in the interests of their younger friends.”
Below is the magazine cover and the puzzle. It will be fun to see if today’s adults, let alone “our younger friends” can tackle a puzzle like this one. Enjoy and let me know if you figure it out. Enjoy.

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