Morris Michtom

1870 - Jul 21, 1938

Morris Michtom was a Russian-born businessman and inventor who, with his wife Rose, came up with the idea for the teddy bear in 1902 around the same time as Richard Steiff in Germany. They founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company which, after Michtom's death, became the largest doll-making company in the United States.
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