Day 253
Teddy Bear Day

It's Teddy Bear Day. Did you ever wonder where the Teddy Bear originated? According to the National Day Calendar, In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. This incident made national news. A cartoon of the event was published in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902.  The caricature became an instant classic. The cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy.  Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.” And there you have it!

So today is about nostalgia. Do you have a special toy from childhood you can photograph? Do you have any of your kids' stuffed animals or blankets? When you edit today, try to use a vintage feel. Normally to create the nostalgic look, a matte finish works well. There are many presets and apps that do this for you. If you want to try it yourself in lightroom or photoshop, push the light towards the right in your histogram.

Whatever you decide to post today, tell us the story behind it so that we can go down memory lane with you!


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September 2020