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Winnie-the-Pooh finally returns to the New York Public Library

Rebecca Fontana

The OG Winnie-the-Pooh was out of commission for the past year, but the beloved bear is finally back home at the New York Public Library. Owned by Brit Christopher Robin Milne back in the 1920s, the collection also includes Kanga, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger toys, bought from Harrods department store in London. Pooh’s namesake children’s book by A. A. Milne first came out in 1926, and the dolls have resided at the New York Public Library since 1987.

While they were out at the doll hospital, they received spa-like care including neck alignment, snout adjustments and bottom fluffing. Eeyore, pain in the ass that he is, had the most work done, with a total of 52 patches fixed.

You can now see them in the Children’s Room at the library against a backdrop of the Hundred Acre Wood, just in time for Pooh’s 95th birthday this month. 


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