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You'll Be Confused By This Guy In A Vintage Polar Bear Suit

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You'll Be Confused By This Guy In A Vintage Polar Bear Suit

It's not everyday that you see an anonymous individual sporting a polar bear outfit posing with total strangers. Although in post-world war Germany, apparently such occurrences were quite commonplace. These photos are from a collection owned by Jean-Marie Donat and they date back to between the end of World War 1 and sometime in the late 1960s.

The series is called "TeddyBär" although little else is known about the origin or reasoning behind the photographs themselves. It appears as if everyone seemed genuinely happy to be posing alongside a polar bear - although personally we're not sure on whether the outfit itself falls into the "cute" or "terrifying" category.

The truth as they say, probably lies somewhere in the middle.

Before you go, make sure to check out our other feature focusing on German history titled The Future According To Germans From The Year 1900 - it turns out they weren't too far off.

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