The Roosevelt Bears Share Dinner with a Polar Bear (Color Print). V. Floyd Campbell.

The Roosevelt Bears Share Dinner with a Polar Bear (Color Print).

Philadelphia: Edward Stern and Co., 1906. Color illustration by V. Floyd Campbell showing Teddy-G and Teddy-B (the G stood for gray and B for black), two bears from Colorado, cook fish over an open fire in the Antarctic to share with a polar bear. The page is taken from The Roosevelt Bears, Their Travels and Adventures, the popular children's 1906 book by Seymour Eaton (1859-1916). Born in Ontario, Eaton began his career as a public-school teacher. In 1905 he created the Roosevelt Bears, which originally appeared in a serial that ran in 20 newspapers over 29 weeks during the height of President Teddy Roosevelt's popularity. Initially Eaton feared his reputation would suffer as a serious writer and so used a pen name (Paul Piper) until the series became popular. The stories were collected and expanded into this and later books. The print includes with the publisher name and date at bottom edge. Approx. 8 1/2 x 11 " with border. VG. Item #16991

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