From Scary to Snuggly: The History of the Teddy Bear

http://www.interweave.com/article/weaving/history-teddy-bear/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wt-tsa-nl-170215-ThingsWeLove-B&utm_content=922163_WE170215B&utm_medium=email

The Teddy Bear began with Roosevelt refusing to kill a bear someone had hit over the head and tied up specifically so that Roosevelt could kill it.  (He declared it unsportsmanlike).

From there an industrious newspaperman created a cartoon of the incident; another woman created a bear based on the event that she named Teddy.

With Roosevelt’s permission the Teddy bear became very popular and before you know it a cultural phenomena is born.

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