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Bear and Baby
scrappy by Lauren Jaeger Mikalov, via Flickr
John Henry Murphy with Muzzled Stuffed Bear, Albumen Cabinet Card, Circa 1890
smokey bear ...only YOU can prevent forest fires - 60's Such an Icon...
Postcard of children with a doll and a teddy bear
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Adorable Japanese boy with his teddy bear.
Hey, who's turning two today anyway? by sctatepdx, via Flickr
A guy and his bear…. 1920s
Taking care of the bear
little girl with parasol and teddy bear
Early 1900s. Look at the teddy bear!