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Alaska Brown Bear Diorama

Theodore Roosevelt Tour: Alaska Brown Bear

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. 

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