Alaska Brown Bear Diorama
Theodore Roosevelt was the inspiration for the teddy bear. The popularity of a new stuffed bear toy in the early 1900s coincided with a political cartoonist's publicizing a famous presidential bear hunt.
This diorama was underwritten in the 1940s by the Boone and Crockett Club, a hunter-naturalist club founded in 1888, chiefly by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell, editor of Forest and Stream, to promote the preservation of large game.
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals