Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown

Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown


Charles Schulz (right), his drawing of the Charlie Brown character (center), and the inspiration for the character (Charlie Brown, left), ca. 1950s. Charlie Brown autobiography files, 1910–1989, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul. The photograph (by Frank Ross) appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, November 29–30, 1956, with this caption: "“The real life Charlie Brown, on left, receives a greeting from cartoon character Charlie Brown, drawn by his long time friend Charles Schulz. The flesh and blood Charlie Brown is a 26 year old bachelor of Minneapolis.”

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