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A Short History of the Signature Plush "Teddy" Bear Name and the Toy it Inspired

Posted by John Kim on

A Short History of the Signature Plush "Teddy" Bear Name and the Toy it Inspired

The teddy bear today is an iconic representation of dolls, toys, and children in general. But how did the bear, out of all the animals in the world, rise to this prominent position? Many people are familiar with the fact that the teddy bear was named after President Theodore Roosevelt (who ironically was said to actually dislike being referred to as “Teddy”). The story of how this happened, however, is often inaccurate and filled with many false details. So what then, is the true story?   According to the Theodore Roosevelt Association, it all began when the Roosevelt was invited...

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