Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : signed ; 23 x 19 cm.
Sender: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
Recipient: Clifford Berryman (1869-1949)
Description: 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.
Forms part of: Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, (bulk 1882-1961)
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. letter to Clifford Berryman, Washington, D.C., 1902 Dec. 29. Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, (bulk 1882-1961). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 581
- Roosevelt, Theodore