Teddy Bear

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1906

GUSN

GUSN-190908

Description

Teddy bear.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teddy bears
angora wool
plush
sawdust
stuffing (upholstering technique)
Animal, Stuffed

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

Location of Origin

USA; Europe

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.143

Date

1906 (circa)

Places

Possibly
Possibly