The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place (1926)

1920s pic of the day: In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place (1926)

Prompted by a visit to London Zoo: the front cover to the first edition of AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) complete with one of EH Shepard’s wonderful illustrations.

Milne’s stories were inspired by his son’s stuffed toys and the Canadian black bear Winnie, a military mascot left to London Zoo during the Great War. Christopher Robin, Milne’s son, renamed his own bear Winnie after visiting the zoo.

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