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Mr. Green Jeans Captain Kangaroo | Brannum as Mr. Green Jeans with Dancing Bear (Cosmo Alegretti) in 1960 ...
During World War II, Hugh Brannum (Mr Greenjeans) enlisted in the US Marine Corps and joined a Marine band led by Bob Crosby. After the war, he joined the Four Squires, later moving to Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians; Waring's group had a regular radio show, where Hugh met fellow Marine Bob Keeshan, an employee at the station who would later hire Brannum for Captain Kangaroo.
Mr Greenjeans and the Dancing Bear from Captain Kangaroo.
Bear and Baby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
scrappy by Lauren Jaeger Mikalov, via Flickr
Mister Moose and Bunny Rabbit from Captain Kangaroo now call the Smithsonian Museum of American History home.
John Henry Murphy with Muzzled Stuffed Bear, Albumen Cabinet Card, Circa 1890
Smokey the Bear ...only YOU can prevent forest fires - 60's,still remember the song
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
Taking care of the bear
Jimmy, age 1 year, with his Teddy bear
Early 1900s. Look at the teddy bear!
Beginning of 30's - E. MICHON