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Teddy Bear

1990.143 (RS32471)

Description

Teddy bear.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": A beloved teddy bear is perhaps the most cherished possession of all. This one belonged to Susan Norton, who was photographed with it in Rome at the age of four. This particular bear is a very early specimen (teddy bears were first manufactured in 1902). It is remarkable that it survives in such good condition, especially considering its world travels.
Maker
unknown
Date
1906
circa
Location of origin
USA; Europe
Material
angora wool
plush
sawdust
stuffing (upholstering technique)
Object type
Toy
Descriptive terms
angora wool
Animal, Stuffed
plush
sawdust
stuffing (upholstering technique)
teddy bears
Accession Number
1990.143
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
190908

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