Hand Carved Corell Wooden Bear Mascot - Carter Hoffman
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Original vintage Cornell University Bear Mascot hand carved from wood in very good condition. The "Big Red" bear stands 5 inches high and 2 inches wide. Stamped on the bottom of the foot, "Carter Hoffman Original". Hoffman was a well-known artist from Los Angeles who made these hand carved mascots for various Ivy League and other colleges in the 1950s.
Hoffman also did some mascots for professional sports teams and even some lesser know and more obscure schools. Sold under the name "Carter Hoffman Artcraft" they have become highly collectible. Originally sold for a pricey $3.95 in the 1950s, these hand-carved wooden gems continue to be highly sought after.