This pink one shows what it looks like in good condition. Elizabeth is looking for the blue version and also would like to correspond with anyone who has one of these bears.
I am a Photography major at Rhode Island School of Design entering my senior year. For my senior thesis art show next Spring, I am examining my 15-year-old brother’s relationship with his stuffed bear.
I would like to find someone else that owns the same bear (so I may compare the significance of the toy in someone else’s life with its significance in my brother’s life or buy the bear if it is unwanted). Because the tags were removed from his bear a long time ago I am also looking for information about its origins: which toy company produced it, which stores it was sold in, and etc.
It was originally given to him when he was young sometime between late 1987 and 1997. The bear is white wearing blue pajamas and nightcap. The fabric on the bear is not the original—my mother has mended it many times. The original fabric was a lighter blue with the same rosebud pattern. With the bear was a matching pillow that could be attached and removed from the stomach by four squares of Velcro (not reflected in the picture because they have been removed). There is a large solid red heart on the bear’s tail. Inside the tail is a sound box that plays Brahms’ Lullaby (very simple digitized version with no vocals).
PLEASE contact me if you have any information about the bear, own the same or a similar bear, or know someone else who does. Thank you!
I am also looking for people in RI, MA, or CT of any age that have a close relationship with a stuffed animal, doll, or almost any other object to ask questions and potentially photograph and/or film. I am especially interested in people whose relationships with these objects may be considered “abnormal” because of the person’s type of relationship with the object, level of attachment, age, or etc.
PLEASE e-mail me (edowellATgDOTrisdDOTedu) if you are interested or know anyone else that may be! I will compensate any participant with prints, coffee, dinners, or etc.
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Searching for a toy – Originally posted 08/10/2009