Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Antique Photo: Boy on a Riding Bear

As an accessory to antique toy collecting, I'm always on the lookout for interesting old photos of children with toys. I found this fabulous real photo postcard at an antique show last weekend. Dating from the early 1900s, it features a little boy in a sailor suit on a Steiff riding bear. The back of the photo has a penned note with the child's name (Frank) and the comment, "Pretty curls". And indeed they are.


  1. What a great photo! I sold a couple of photos of teds and their owners this past weekend, but I told the buyer of this one you had purchased...we were both very jealous! I think this is the best I've seen!

  2. What?! I must have missed those photos in your booth! I was probably too busy cuddling the new bears I got from you. But I totally agree: I think this is one of the best KWB (Kid With Bear) photos I've ever seen!