ARTHUR'S

Teddy Bear Clipart

200 free Teddy Bear cliparts, illustrations, pictures, images, gif bitmap graphics, Brer Bear, Panda bears, Winnie the Pooh, Baloo, Paddington, Rupert teddy bear are of large format and is suitable for presentations, projects, children and school usage etc. Teddy bears in love, teddy bears playing, teddy bears singing, musical teddy bears, teddies flying kites, toy teddies, baby teddy bears, in fact teddy bears in all aspects of life . Cute teddy bears, happy teddy bears, sad teddy bears.

                

The teddy bear is a stuffed toy bear. It is an enduring, traditional form of a stuffed animal, often serving the purpose of comforting children. In recent times, some teddy bears have become expensive collector's items. Teddy bear collectors are known as arctophiles from the Greek words 'arctos' (bear) and 'philos' (lover).

The teddy bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt. The name Teddy Bear comes from the November 1902 American President Theodore Roosevelt's hunting trip to Mississippi, to which he was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already shot something. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier, cornered, clubbed, and tied to a willow tree an American Black Bear after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike,  but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery.

                                                                                     

Morris Michtom saw a drawing of Roosevelt and the bear cub and was inspired to create a new toy. He created a little stuffed bear cub and put it in his shop window with a sign that read "Teddy's bear," after sending the bear to TR and receiving permission to sell the bears. The toys were an immediate success and Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co., which still exists today

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