In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt—well-known for his love of the strenuous life and all things outdoors—was on a hunting trip with some friends when they came across a bear that the hunting guides had chained up. Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear and claim the easy trophy. To an avid hunter like Teddy, it was absolutely unsportsmanlike.
The story of the president's compassion quickly spread, especially after Washington Post cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicted the scene in a famous cartoon. Soon, after Morris Michtom pioneered the idea, Teddy Bears were being sold all over in honor of the president!
This adorable plush toy is your opportunity to own a Teddy Bear based off of Morris Michtoms original design. It makes a heartwarming keepsake to remember your visit to Sagamore Hill or just a great way to show someone you care!
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