cartoon that gave the “Teddy bear” its name was illustrated by artist
Clifford Berryman. Portraying a real-life historical incident in which
Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a helpless bear cub on a hunting trip,
the cartoon played a major role in starting the Teddy bear craze. The
bear cub in the drawing had a unique “masked” face – mirroring a real
toy bear that belonged to Berryman. Exclusively for North America,
Steiff presents a bear inspired by Mr. Berryman’s recently discovered
original toy bear. This Teddy’s “masked” face makes him a real rarity.
Made of tipped alpaca, he is perhaps the most distinctive bear in our
2007 collection. Here’s your chance to own a piece of history. Add the
Berryman Bear to your collection today!