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60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A. A. Milne and as a child he was the inspiration for the character 'Christopher Robin' in his father's "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories. (1927 photo)

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Imagine being the real-life Christopher Robin of Winnie-the-Pooh fame? Well, that was the case of Christopher Robin Milne was was the son of Po0-author, A. A. Milne. Either that's going to turn out really great or really horrible. Milne's son was the basis for the characters in two Winnie-the-Pooh books and assorted poems. For his first birthday, the younger Milne received an Alpha Farnell teddy bear, which became the inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh character. The stuffed animals owned by Christopher Robin Milne, and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, can be found on display at the New York Public Library. This has been these stuffed creature's home since 1987. 

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