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1932: Construction of Mount Rushmore
1932: Construction of Mount Rushmore

1932: Construction of Mount Rushmore

Regular price £100

1932: At Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum and another sculptor hang from the forehead of George Washington.  

(Unknown / Library of Congress)

Originally proposed in 1923 by State Historian Doane Robinson as a memorial to great heroes of the West, the design and carving of South Dakota's Mount Rushmore was executed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.

It was Borglum who persuaded Robinson to abandon the West theme - including Lakota Sioux leader Red Cloud - and instead create a monument to American presidents.  The work began in 1927, and was declared complete in October 1941.  

Borglum had died six months earlier.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 30 x 40cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour