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Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. letter to Clifford Berryman, Washington, D.C., 1902 Dec. 29, from the Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, (bulk 1882-1961)

Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. letter to Clifford Berryman, Washington, D.C., 1902 Dec. 29

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Title: Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. letter to Clifford Berryman, Washington, D.C.

Date: 1902 Dec. 29

Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : signed ; 23 x 19 cm.

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.

Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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