Signed Photo w/ Mt. Rushmore Information, May 1940

Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum was a Danish-American artist and sculptor best-known for creating the monumental presidents’ heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
While developing the monument, Borglum began running out of funds and thus conducted quite a bit of fundraising. My guess is this was something he sold or gave to potential investors to promote his ideas.

This framed set was acquired at an estate sale, where I had the opportunity to speak with the grandson of the original owner. The man had unpacked a box of things with this item inside that very day and had never seen it before. Had it been hanging on a wall in Arizona all of these years, I would guess it would have been greatly deteriorated. As it was, it was very well preserved, luckily for me.