Postcard from The USA – Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Between 1927 and 1941 the splendidly named sculptor John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum designed and supervised the colossal carvings to represent the first one hundred and fifty years of American history.

These days there would almost certainly be a public poll to choose the subjects but in 1927 this was entirely down to Borglum who chose George Washington to represent the birth of the United States, Thomas Jefferson the growth of the United States,  Abraham Lincoln the preservation of the United States and Theodore Roosevelt the development of the United States.

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11 responses to “Postcard from The USA – Mount Rushmore

  1. As always Andrew, some great photos!


  2. As many times as I have been to the US, I haven´t seen this. Your pictures are amazing as always. xo


  3. i love his name, too. he was destined for greatness. and being made fun of in school. looks like he showed them. love your pics and your history. i live in the u.s. and have not yet visited. looks like i should.


  4. Nicely informative


  5. Your itinerary touches on many of the places we traveled to during our first — and many subsequent — trip out West.


  6. Pingback: Postcard from The USA – Mount Rushmore — Have Bag, Will Travel – Best of the Midwest – Hiking, nature and photography

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