The teddy bear truth unraveled

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The teddy bear truth unraveled

President Theodore Roosevelt believed in the strenuous life. And he always wanted to be the center of attention, as seen here bursting out of a confined space. His daughter said that when TR was at a wedding he wanted to be the bride and when he was at a funeral he wanted to be the corpse.
The twin towers of the 1893-built Hotel Colorado rise above the town of Glenwood Springs. Roosevelt twice stayed at the hotel after hunting trips. Legend has it that hotel maids created the first teddy bear.
Real men love their teddy bears. San Juan Public Lands Center volunteer Dennis Pierce poses with his 1915 Steiff teddy bear bought in the Emporium in San Francisco by his great aunt. As early as 1907, the German company Steiff made 975,000 Teddy bears a year and shipped 90 percent to the U.S.
This is the cartoon that started it all. It depicts TR’s refusal to shoot a bear tied to a tree in Mississippi in 1902. This original cartoon by Clifford Berryman is from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection.
Cartoonist Clifford Berryman of TheWashington Post and later TheStar became forever linked with the teddy bear. This drawing requested by a little girl illustrates teddy bears taking over the nation’s Capitol.

The teddy bear truth unraveled

President Theodore Roosevelt believed in the strenuous life. And he always wanted to be the center of attention, as seen here bursting out of a confined space. His daughter said that when TR was at a wedding he wanted to be the bride and when he was at a funeral he wanted to be the corpse.
The twin towers of the 1893-built Hotel Colorado rise above the town of Glenwood Springs. Roosevelt twice stayed at the hotel after hunting trips. Legend has it that hotel maids created the first teddy bear.
Real men love their teddy bears. San Juan Public Lands Center volunteer Dennis Pierce poses with his 1915 Steiff teddy bear bought in the Emporium in San Francisco by his great aunt. As early as 1907, the German company Steiff made 975,000 Teddy bears a year and shipped 90 percent to the U.S.
This is the cartoon that started it all. It depicts TR’s refusal to shoot a bear tied to a tree in Mississippi in 1902. This original cartoon by Clifford Berryman is from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection.
Cartoonist Clifford Berryman of TheWashington Post and later TheStar became forever linked with the teddy bear. This drawing requested by a little girl illustrates teddy bears taking over the nation’s Capitol.
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