Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Teddy Bear
Morris Michtom and his wife Rose of New York! The first teddy bear was a plush velvet and shoe button eyes called Teddy Bear. The Michtoms hard work grew into the Ideal Toy Company. The original teddy bear can be seen at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

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  1. Thank you for your posts. I look forward to them every day.

    I love your posts. I find them very interesting.

    You made me look..........I had to know when this happened. It was 1902!

    Morris Michtom was a shopkeeper in Brooklyn, New York. In 1902, he and his wife, Rose, made two stuffed bears called "Teddy's Bear" named after then-President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The "Teddy's Bear" trend took off, and the Michtom store became the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company.

    The Ideal Novelty and Toy Company changed its name to the Ideal Toy Company in 1938.