I had originally planned to mount it again on a thin piece of plywood and then frame it, but having no really good spot to hang it in the house, I looked for someplace to keep it safe for a while. It turned out that it almost exactly fits in the space above the mantel of the old living room fireplace, the one built by the original Swedish owners of the house.
On the face of this fireplace are the words: DAR LIFVETS HAF OSS GETT EN STRAND which I think means: Where Life's Ocean has Given Us a Beach. At one rocky point of existence more than a decade ago I had another small sign under it which read: Yes, Welcome to Iwo Jima!
I set the very light feeling puzzle (only a pound or two?) on the mantel shelf, pulling the bottom out a few inches to give it a lean against the wall. Over night it began to curl slightly from the right corner. It seemed almost as though the puzzle was attempting to collapse in the same manner as illustrated on its face. As I was leaving to get something to stop the puzzle from curling and to affix its top corners to the wall, a draft from the opening door got behind the puzzle and launched it away from the mantle, knocking to the floor a pot of dirt, a small carved stone sculpture, and a framed picture-- those three items all broken to varying degrees.
The puzzle was totally unharmed though, swooping to the floor like a giant feather.