Antedating of Teddy Bear(s) 1905

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jan 2 23:59:17 UTC 2009

Fred is the master on this one.  I just got lucky with a wonky search engine over at Newspaperarchive.

>From the _Post Standard_ Syracuse NY  20 Nov. 1905  9/2

[An advertisement for D. Mccarthy & Sons( Department store), specifically the section about their Toyland]

   [quote] "Teddy" bears holding little cubs in their arms like real mothers are the latest arrivals; be sure to see them; see all other things as they come along, but most are already here.[/quote]

Sam Clements

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