Cool Historical Artefacts of the Day: Christopher Robin’s Actual Toys

Cool Historical Artefacts of the Day:  Christopher Robin's Toys

A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, was inspired by his son, named (what else?) Christopher Robin, and his son’s favourite stuffed animals.

They are on display in the NY Public Library’s Children’s Center on 42nd and 5th. ¬†From left to right, you have Kanga, Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger.

Fun fact: Pooh Bear was given to Christopher Robin as a first birthday present and was originally purchased at Harrod’s in London.

To finish, here’s a photo of A.A. Milne, Christopher Robin Milne, and Winnie the Pooh from 1926.

NPG x19574; A.A. Milne; Christopher Robin Milne and Pooh Bear by Howard Coster

Source: [New York Public Library] and [The National Portrait Gallery, UK]

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