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Black bear with trainer,
J.E. Dye, 1909. B. 10139

It was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries to keep and train bears for amusement. This activity came to be viewed with disfavour over the years, and is now mostly limited to training bears and other wild animals for films.

Photograph Ernest Brown fonds.

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