The original inspirations for the Winnie The Pooh menagerie….
Happy birthday to Christopher Robin Milne!
In 1950, Milne’s childhood stuffed animals, which served as the inspiration for his father A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories, paid a visit to DC Public Library’s Central Library where they were exhibited for several months, as pictured above. In 1987, the animals were given permanently to nypl. #tbt
Exhibit photo from the DC Public Library Archives in Washingtoniana.
"This object is above eye level"—children below. Via bartleby-company
Today’s a great day to read a book. On an elephant.
Happy Day, all you Mothers!! 9 Hollywood greats in motherhood mode. Natalie Wood, Julie Andrews, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Vivien Leigh, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney & Marlene Dietrich. via hollywoodlady
I like to think the giant stuffed dog is full of small stuffed dogs via devilduck:
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