Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Photos: Smithsonian Teddy Bears

This was the original teddy bear made famous by Theodore Roosevelt, which was at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Pretty cool that this is the bear that started it all.
As such that teddy bear is the "ancestor" to all these little bears in the gift area in the museum as well. 


  1. Yes- and I think those original bears all had a button sewn inside the ear where you couldn't see it. I believe his first bear was a Steiff and that was their trademark.

    I hope you and Daisy have a wonderful 4th of July-Diana

  2. I bet Daisy loved that exhibit best of all!

  3. If I'm remembering correctly, Roosevelt's original teddybear was on loan to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in 1982 for a teddybear exhibit. It was the first exhibit I saw at the museum after moving to Denver. I bought a replica for my one and only baby nephew, Neil. Now he's all grown up, married, and has a baby daughter. I need to get her a teddybear. Thanks for the memories, Adam!

  4. Loved seeing these photographs …
    Happy 4th of July to you and Daisy.

    All the best Jan

  5. Daisy must've loved this area!

  6. Oh very interesting darling
    That teddy is really cute

  7. I hope you let Daisy take home a souvenir teddy bear from the gift shop.