The Traveling Bears in England

EATON, Seymour

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President Roosevelt's humane act of refusing to shoot a bear cub sparked the imagination of political cartoonist Clifford Berryman. "Drawing the Line in the Mississippi," a cartoon which appeared in the November 16, 1902 edition of the "Washington Post," portrayed Roosevelt unable to gun down a bear cub. While Berryman's political satire marked the beginning of "Teddy's Bear," it was Seymour Eaton who would create the first syndicated serial strip, "The Roosevelt Bears," starring Teddy B. and Teddy G. The popular cartoon series inspired this children's book, "The Traveling Bears in England: Their Travels and Adventures." The bears cross the Atlantic and visit Ireland, Scotland, Stratford-On-Avon and London, as well as meeting Edward VII. Beautifully illustrated by V. Floyd Campbell and other artists, the Roosevelt Bears are humanized by clothing and expressive faces. Inspired by the works of Berryman and Eaton, American candy store owners Rose and Morris Michtom decided to make a stuffed "teddy bear. " The rest is history, as the bear went on to become one of the most enduring of children's toys.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Barse & Hopkins
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1916
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    61 p. 28 cm. Coloured frontispiece by V. Floyd Campbell and over 50 b&w line drawings. Pictorial hardcover. Hinges repaired. Some wear, especially to corners. Some light thumbprints in interior.

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