According to an anecdote the name teddy bear came up in 1902 and refers to the President of the United States of America, Theodore Roosevelt. The tale has it that a guide of the president had tracked down a young bear after an unsuccessful hunting tour and tied the bear to a tree to make him an easy target. Roosevelt, however, found this unsportsmanlike and spared the animal. Hence Teddy’s bear – as the newspaper called this anecdote – became teddy bear.
Perfection in miniature
The miniatures tell real or fictitious stories of various kinds with impressive attention to detail and are constructed in a 1:12 scale. It is with this contemporary spin on the art of the dollhouse that the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel fosters the art of modern dollhouse construction.