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Mount Rushmore Construction Photos

 Unprocessed — Box: 06490 B
Identifier: H2016-012

Content Description

The collection consists of two, 2 ½” x 4 ½” black and white photographs. The images show later construction scenes of Mount Rushmore, presumably from the late 1930s. Most of the heads are recognizable with scaffolding covering over half of President Theodore Roosevelts face. Other scaffoldings and rigging can be seen on the faces. Although seemingly identical, the photos were taken from two different vantage points. The identity of the photographer is unknown.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • late 1930s


0.1 Cubic Feet