The Legend of the Teddy Bear

Author Frank Murphy shares the history and lucky timing of two candy store entrepreneurs who took the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's warm-hearted gesture in refusing to shoot a cornered bear and turned it into a legend of the toy ...

Author: Frank Murphy

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627531238

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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While nearly everyone has a memory of their own favorite tattered teddy bear, the details of the day President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear have been lost to time. Now, nearly 100 years later, the legend that has grown around that fateful encounter will captivate you in this delightful tale.Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen brings his magical touch to another great American legend with illustratons for the origins of America's favorite stuffed animal and how it got its name. Author Frank Murphy shares the history and lucky timing of two candy store entrepreneurs who took the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's warm-hearted gesture in refusing to shoot a cornered bear and turned it into a legend of the toy world. Relive the memory of your own timeless, tattered "Teddy's" bear with The Legend of the Teddy Bear.

History for Infants

It is also useful to have available an old teddy bear to use in conjunction with the activity page Two Teddy Bears so that the picture source and the real bear can be compared . If appropriate , you might like to research and discuss ...

Author: Green

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9781843031567

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Teddy Bear Project

Often the teddy bear is only marginally visible; nevertheless, through them, these two luxurious volumes show--on more than 1500 typologically organized pages, most of them in color--a fascinating visual story of 20th-century life.

Author: Ydessa Hendeles

Publisher: Walther Konig, Cologne

ISBN: 9783883757568

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 1500

View: 886

The teddy bear is thought to have originated in 1902, when a cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a baby bear appeared in "The Washington Post," Since then, it has become the familiar stuffed toy of every child, a collectible object, and a container of historical, emotional, and sentimental information. Over a period of many years, the Canadian art collector Ydessa Hendeles has bought, via Internet auction, photos in which teddy bears are featured: snapshots, studio and group portraits, and photos of events and sports contests. Often the teddy bear is only marginally visible; nevertheless, through them, these two luxurious volumes show--on more than 1500 typologically organized pages, most of them in color--a fascinating visual story of 20th-century life. "The Teddy Bear Project" offers an amusing, often thought-provoking cultural history of photography, in which the parallel course of idyllic and civil life is just as present as are atrocity, war, persecution, and expulsion.

Teddy Bears

Describes the history and popularity of teddy bears.

Author: Arlene Erlbach

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781575050195

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

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Describes the history and popularity of teddy bears.

Culture Power History

To summarize the themes of Teddy Bear Patriarchy , let us compare the three public activities of the Museum , all dedicated to preserving a threatened manhood . They were exhibition , eugenics , and conservation .

Author: Nicholas B. Dirks

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691228000

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 166

The intellectual radicalism of the 1960s spawned a new set of questions about the role and nature of "the political" in social life, questions that have since revolutionized nearly every field of thought, from literary criticism through anthropology to the philosophy of science. Michel Foucault in particular made us aware that whatever our functionally defined "roles" in society, we are constantly negotiating questions of authority and the control of the definitions of reality. Such insights have led theorists to challenge concepts that have long formed the very underpinnings of their disciplines. By exploring some of the most debated of these concepts--"culture," "power," and "history"--this reader offers an enriching perspective on social theory in the contemporary moment. Organized around these three concepts, Culture/ Power/History brings together both classic and new essays that address Foucault's "new economy of power relations" in a number of different, contestatory directions. Representing innovative work from various disciplines and sites of study, from taxidermy to Madonna, the book seeks to affirm the creative possibilities available in a time marked by growing uncertainty about established disciplinary forms of knowledge and by the increasing fluidity of the boundaries between them. The book is introduced by a major synthetic essay by the editors, which calls attention to the most significant issues enlivening theoretical discourse today. The editors seek not only to encourage scholars to reflect anew on the course of social theory, but also to orient newcomers to this area of inquiry. The essays are contributed by Linda Alcoff ("Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism"), Sally Alexander ("Women, Class, and Sexual Differences in the 1830s and 1840s"), Tony Bennett ("The Exhibitionary Complex"), Pierre Bourdieu ("Structures, Habitus, Power"), Nicholas B. Dirks ("Ritual and Resistance"), Geoff Eley ("Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures"), Michel Foucault (Two Lectures), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Authority, [White] Power and the [Black] Critic"), Stephen Greenblatt ("The Circulation of Social Energy"), Ranajit Guha ("The Prose of Counter-Insurgency"), Stuart Hall ("Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms"), Susan Harding ("The Born-Again Telescandals"), Donna Haraway ("Teddy Bear Patriarchy"), Dick Hebdige ("After the Masses"), Susan McClary ("Living to Tell: Madonna's Resurrection of the Fleshly"), Sherry B. Ortner ("Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties"), Marshall Sahlins ("Cosmologies of Capitalism"), Elizabeth G. Traube ("Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society"), Raymond Williams (selections from Marxism and Literature), and Judith Williamson ("Family, Education, Photography").

A Tale of Two Teddies

Based on historical fact, the story of how the teddy bear came to be from the points of view of two teddy bears, one from the United States and the other from Germany.

Author: Kathleen Bart

Publisher: Portfolio Press (NY)

ISBN: 9780942620511

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 325

Based on historical fact, the story of how the teddy bear came to be from the points of view of two teddy bears, one from the United States and the other from Germany.


Historical Animals

They put the stuffed toy In the window with care With a small little sign That read TEDDY'S BEAR. Historical Stats Full Name: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Nickname: Teddy Born: October 27, 1858 (New York, New York) Died:January 6, ...

Author: Julia Moberg

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607348306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 617

Throughout history, animals have shaped the world as we know it. But rarely have they received the recognition they deserve. Until now. This inside look at history’s most famous animals features wacky verse, cool facts, historical stats, and zany cartoon art. Meet Alexander the Great’s horse Bucephalus, who was his battle companion for nearly 30 years. Learn about Mozart’s starling bird that helped him write music by singing along as he composed. Read about the Ethiopian goats that discovered the coffee bean, Marco Polo seeing dragons in China, and a dog named Boatswain that saved Napoleon’s life. From the cobra that killed Cleopatra to Cairo, the dog that helped hunt down Osama bin Laden, Historical Animals has these stories and more!


The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear

The story of the teddy bear's creation 100 years ago in Giengen, southern Germany.

Author: Günther Pfeiffer

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715316061

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 184

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A host of mysteries have arisen surrounding the jointed teddy's creation over 100 years ago in the small town of Giengen, in the south of Germany - who created him, what did he look like, and just where did his name come from? The results of extensive research are presented in this informative and entertaining volume, illustrated throughout with fascinating and beautiful photographs. Apart from the story of the Teddy's creation, the 184 pages reveal a great deal of interesting and valuable information about the production of Steiff Teddy Bears, what they mean to people of all ages, the current situation in the collectors' and antique markets and an overview of the models produced over the last 100 years. Over 250 illustrations, including photographs from the archives of Margarete Steiff GmbH, provide a stunning backdrop for the exciting story of the Teddy Bear.