Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. letter to Clifford Berryman, Washington, D.C.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Berryman, Clifford, 1858-1919
1902 Dec. 29
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Letter : 1 p. : signed ; 23 x 19 cm.
The original "Teddy Bear" in a 1902 cartoon for the Washington Evening Star (48140 bytes) Berryman created the original "Teddy Bear" in a 1902 cartoon for the Washington Post. The cartoon, captioned "Drawing the Line in Mississippi," showed Roosevelt unable to gun down a wooly bear cub. This letter acknowledges his public identity with the little bear.
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