Teddy Bear Fact Sheet
In the early 20th century, tales of a presidential hunting trip fueled the fire for a worldwide teddy bear craze. The toy was created by a New York shopkeeper making light of President Theodore Roosevelt's failed bear hunt. The toy has evolved into an icon recognized and loved by people of all ages around the globe. Teddy bears and other stuffed toys have become a toy that children bond with and collectors can't get enough of. Learn more to see why these toys are loved by kids and collectors alike.