There has to be a photo of the Santa Bears, doesn't there?
On to a different bear... below is a gorgeous photo of a young girl in the early 1900s with a Teddy Bear. The Teddy Bear came into being in 1902 and a few years later they were being imported into New Zealand and were hugely popular. The 1911 picture below is of a Missie Gifford with a Teddy Bear.
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections.
But I think this is my favourite. You wonder who these young children were... and at the back of your mind, if those bears were in mint condition, they'd be worth a fortune!!
Photographer: Herman John Schmidt, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections
31-66748 Missie Gifford with Teddy..
31-66511 Boy with Teddy, 1911
31-74352 Young boy with Teddy. 1913
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