Library of Congress.
Borglum began carving Mt. Rushmore in 1927 and his work on the project ended with his death in 1941. Borglum's son, Lincoln, saw to the completion of the project that year. The monument was never finished in the form Borglum had originally envisioned--all four presidents portrayed in period dress from head to waist.
Not surprisingly, I found a poem about Mt. Rushmore--poets do write about everything, after all. The poet is William Ford and the poem is titled, "At Mt. Rushmore."
About this official American monument
Many would agree with the sculptor's wife,
Who found in her husband's great labor
"The emotional value of sheer volume."
Be sure to read the rest here. I found it to be unexpectedly powerful.
To learn more about Mt. Rushmore, look for the DVD, Modern Marvels: Architectural Wonders [DVD 720 ARC]. One of the eight disks is devoted to Rushmore.
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