An easy and heartwarming one for today.
What is depicted here, and what owes its origin to this single cartoon?
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I have immense respect for this quizzer. And his response is too thorough to be relegated to the comments section. Therefore, I am quoting Kamal Rathi’s answer verbatim. It is correct, like the 11 other answers.
“The name Teddy Bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was "Teddy". The name originated from an incident on a bear-hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902, to which Roosevelt was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier, cornered, clubbed, and tied an American Black Bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike,but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery, and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902.While the initial cartoon of an adult black bear lassoed by a white handler and a disgusted Roosevelt had symbolic overtones, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the bear smaller and cuter.”
Initially, these stuffed toys were called Teddy’s bears. The apostrophe and the ‘s’ were dropped later.