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Postcard to Bess A. Bennett

Description:

Color postcard with image of a teddy bear wearing a sash and raising a toast, with a caption reading "HA -- HA. It's a good thing George Washington didn't chop down all the Cherry Trees."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Presidents; Teddy bears; Toasts; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1907

Teddy bear

Description:

Leather etched postcard with an image of an upright bear on the front above the words "TEDDY BEAR." It is unaddressed on the back, but bears ink postal stamps.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Teddy bears; Bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1907

Do you love honey, Teddy?

Description:

Image of four teddy bears sitting around a table for tea and the caption "Do you love Honey, Teddy?" below.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Teddy bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1907

The strenuous life of teddy bears

Description:

Image of wrestling teddy bears and a caption reading "'A 'Strenuous Life', Teddy'."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Teddy bears; Presidents--Quotations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1907

Even in those days

Description:

A family group stands outside a cave. A small child totes a stuffed animal. The caption reads, "See how little Roxsie has deserted her doll for that ridiculous Teddy Dinosaur."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Teddy bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902

Parting of the ways

Description:

An angry man instructs a weeping woman to choose between her post card or teddy bear collection. According to the caption, the wife is unable to choose and faints.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Teddy bears; Postcards--Collectors and collecting

Date: 1902

Drawing the Line in Mississippi

Description:

Cartoon depicts President Roosevelt refusing to shoot a bear being held tied up. Detail from larger Berryman cartoon. Item was drawn after Roosevelt's famous hunting trip to Mississippi and inspired the creation of the teddy bear.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bear hunting; Teddy bears; Mississippi; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-11-16

The bear, "De-light-ed!"

Description:

Cartoon depicts a grinning bear wearing spectacles as President Roosevelt walks out of the forest carrying his suitcase. Item is regarding Roosevelt's famous hunting trip to Mississippi which inspired the creation of the teddy bear.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bear hunting; Teddy bears; Mississippi; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-11-19

Letter from John M. Parker to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John M. Parker sends President Roosevelt an item related to "the famous tied bear." He hopes it will sign many important documents and sends it as a souvenir of Roosevelt's time in the swamp. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Swamps; Teddy bears

Date: 1902-12-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edna Orum

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Miss Orum for the toy bear.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Teddy bears

Date: 1902-12-26

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