Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927
I was going to make a new category for this one, but it can happily go into "Authors" as, in addition to being the inspiration for his father's books, Christopher Robin Milne was an author himself in later years.
The bear's name was Edward, but the name "Winnie" came from a bear that the father and son saw on a visit to London Zoo.

NPG x36167; Christopher Robin Milne by Marcus Adams
Original B&W photo.