Sunday, June 12, 2011

From The Hundred Acre Wood To Midtown – Winnie The Pooh at The New York Public Library

From The Hundred Acre Wood To Midtown – Winnie The Pooh Exhibit in New York Somehow it never occurred to me that the characters in Winnie The Pooh were real [stuffed] animals. They are in New York now. Have you seen them in their own little room?

The one and only original Winnie The Pooh

1950 - author A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, sitting at home with his teddy bear. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

The original Piglet

The original Tigger 

The original Eeyore

The original Kanga

All of the Original Pooh Characters Together At Last in New York City in their permanent home at The New York Public Library. These are the very animals Christopher once played with in Ashdown Forest (inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood), patches, rips, dirt, and all. Some characters, like Rabbit and Owl, were made up for the stories, while little Roo was lost long ago. Read more.


Bonnie said...

For some reason, I had all this info stored in the recesses of my brain. Thanks for reminding me these charming animals truly existed and were loved by a little boy.

penelopebianchi said...

What a totally divine and delightful post! I am dying to go to New York to see this!!

And "Pale Male" the red tail hawk's first babies to hatch in 7 years!! (his nest was taken down by the draconian apartment building 7 years ago!) They were forced by public opinion and international outrage to replace a platform......but no babies until NOW!!!
go see:

They hatched every year for 16! Red tail hawks in Central Park!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh my goodness!
I had no idea there were stuffed animals, though I do remember seeing that photo of Milne's son and his stuffed bear --- now that I see it again.
Great post!
Thanks for sharing.

Hoynotmanana said...

A really great post. The best part of these stories is they were written out of a fathers love. Such a great series!

Keep up the great work!

penelopebianchi said...

Bonnie.......what a lovely comment......and it is such a gift that someone put this exhibit together.

How cute is the real Christopher robin!!

Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!


Karen said...

I love the classic tale and would love to see the beloved animals that inspired the stories.

Georgia Gibbons said...

that is the sweetest thing

Millie said...

Beautifully curated, beautifully blogged.
Millie x