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QUICK ANSWER: d) Margarete Steiff

IN DEPTH ANSWER: The Steiff Company of Giengen was a toy company owned by Margarete Steiff. It has been making toys since 1880. After seeing performing bears at a touring American circus, Margarete Steiff's nephew, Richard Steiff, had an idea to make a toy bear standing upright. Until that time, toy bears were made standing on all four legs. Richard was a former art student, and he went to the Stuggart Zoo to sketch pictures of bears and bear cubs for the new design of the stuffed bear. In 1902, the Steiff Company began making jointed bears.

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