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Kirk by Charlie Bears

Kirk by Charlie Bears

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Kirk is a loosely jointed 41cm teddy bear from the fabulous ...
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Steiff Fritzle Teddy Bear 021022

Steiff Fritzle Teddy Bear 021022

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Fritzle Teddy Bear by Steiff. This beautiful limited edition piece in ...
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Steiff Fleur Teddy Bear 677960

Steiff Fleur Teddy Bear 677960

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Fleur Teddy Bear by Steiff. This beautiful limited edition piece in ...
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Steiff Joker Teddy Bear 021008

Steiff Joker Teddy Bear 021008

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Joker Teddy Bear by Steiff. This beautiful limited edition piece in ...
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Teddy Hermann Lady Mary Bear 121459

Teddy Hermann Lady Mary Bear 121459

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Teddy Hermann Lady Mary Bear, fully jointed and made of the ...
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Frederic Classic Teddy Bear by Steiff 000478

Frederic Classic Teddy Bear by Steiff 000478

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Our Frederic Teddy Bear is from the Steiff Classic collection and ...
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Steiff 1912 Teddy Bear Replica 403200

Steiff 1912 Teddy Bear Replica 403200

225.00

1912 Teddy Bear Replica by Steiff. This beautiful limited edition piece ...
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Matti Classic Teddy Bear by Steiff 000287

Matti Classic Teddy Bear by Steiff 000287

120.00

Our Matti Teddy Bear is from the Steiff Classic collection and ...
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Mohair Classic Ladybird by Steiff 032790

Mohair Classic Ladybird by Steiff 032790

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Our Mohair Ladybird is from the Steiff Classic collection and made ...
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Renny Classic Reindeer by Steiff 040450

Renny Classic Reindeer by Steiff 040450

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The classic Steiff Renny Reindeer is made in beautiful white alpaca. ...
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Teddy Bear Name

Teddy Bear Name

American President Theodore Roosevelt was often called Teddy, and after one particular hunting trip this nickname took on a new meaning.

Roosevelt was an outdoorsman and a hunter, but he also loved animals.

On one occasion, he was hunting with some of his aides and a group of reporters. For several days, the newspapers reported that the president had failed to shoot any game. Finally, Roosevelt's aides found a bear, which they cornered and presented to him as a trophy. However, Roosevelt felt compassion for the bear and refused to shoot it.

This drawing illustrates Roosevelt's kind attitude toward the bear.

Teddy Bear Creation

Teddy Bear Creation

A Brooklyn store owner, Morris Michtom, saw the drawing of Roosevelt and the bear cub and was inspired to create a new toy.

He created a little stuffed bear cub and put it in his shop window with a sign that read "Teddy's bear." The toys were an immediate success and Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co., which still exists today.

Teddy bears have stood the test of time and are as popular today as ever.

The teddy bear craze even inspired music. Here you see the cover of a song called Teddy Bear March and Two Step from 1907.

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt

Roosevelt enjoyed spending time outdoors with his friends, such as fellow conservationist (a person who cares about protecting nature) John Muir.

Here you can see him on a camping trip with his friend John Burroughs and some other men. Roosevelt wrote to his son Archie a letter about another camping trip when Burroughs had difficulty sleeping because of a family of flying squirrels in the cabin.

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