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Portrait of Charles Schulz presented to Smithsonian

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A photograph of "Peanuts" comic strip creator Charles Schulz is being presented to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in recognition of Schulz' impact on millions of people around the globe.

The presentation comes one day before a family festival at the museum with Snoopy and a screening of the film, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

The photograph of Schulz is by portraitist Yousuf Karsh. It is the gallery's first image of the famous cartoonist. The photograph depicts Schulz at his drawing board, completing a comic of Charlie Brown and Lucy.

Schulz died 10 years ago and Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the "Peanuts" comic strip. The cartoon appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 different countries.

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