Remember the Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A.A. Milne? The first volume of those delightful stories was published in 1926.
From this recent article in the Daily Mail comes this 100-year-old photo of the bear cub Winnipeg, the real Winnie-the-Pooh:
|During WW1, Winnipeg became an unofficial mascot of Lieutenant Colebourn's regiment, the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, as they trained on the Salisbury Plain.|
The real Christopher Robin, author A.A. Milne's son, named his childhood teddy bear "Winnie-the-Pooh" — after Winnipeg, of course:
|Lieutenant Colebourn, upon his transfer to France, gave the bear to the London Zoo, where A.A. Milne's son Christopher Robin saw the bear.|
See the rest of the photos and read the article HERE.