Margarete Steiff and Her Famous Teddy Bear

How a young girl found the determination and drive to defeat polio and become a world renowned entrepreneur.

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Margarete Steiff in her studio, late 1800’s with digitized Teddy 2009
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Egyptian carving of man and child with withered legs due to polio
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Seamstresses at Steiff GmbH in the late 1800's

“For children…only the best is good enough!”

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Vintage Steiff Ted
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Portrait of Margarete Steiff with a digitized 2009 Teddy
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Caricature of President Roosevelt protecting a bear, which led to his nickname, Teddy Bear

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Producer of Extraordinary Lives 2019 @TellyAwards for documentaries @ IconicVoices.tv; Author of Be Somebody @ jeffcunningham.com; ex-publisher @Forbes

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