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The 20th century's most famous sculpture grouping, Mount Rushmore depicts the heads of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lincoln, blasted out of the face of the mountain between 1927 and 1941 by teams of workers under the direction of sculptor Gutzon Borglum, at a total cost of just under $ 1 million. The heads are carved to the proportion of men 465' tall. Originally, Borglum planned to carve the bodies from the waist up, but only Washington's lapels were completed.

Repairman on Face of Abraham Lincoln from Mount Rushmore Memorial by Gutzon Borglum, June 9, 1962

Lincolns face looking down from Mt Rushmore - South Dakota

* touching feet can be healing (pressure points, reflexology), moving toes is supposed to make you think in new ways. and lol feet are beautiful. like the shadows in this pic. the hands are lovely too.

Sculpting of Lincoln at Mt Rushmore, by Alfred Eisenstaedt 1940

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States of America

" Monumento Nacional Monte Rushmore " en Keystone de Dakota del Sur (Estados Unidos)

Detail of an illustration in Magic, 1400s-1950s edited by Noel Daniel. Köln: Taschen, 2009.

Mount Rushmore was started in 1927. It took 14 years and around 400 workers to finish the head carvings. The project cost almost $1,000,000. In 1934, the face of George Washington was unveiled to the public. Jefferson’s sculpture was unveiled in 1936. The sculpture of Abraham Lincoln’s face got completed in 1937. Theodore Roosevelt’s face was the last to be unveiled in 1941.

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Mount Rushmore ~ The fireworks are shot off the top of the busts. The 4 Presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln) took 14 years to sculpt from the 5,725-foot peak. Finished in 1941, the "Shrine of Democracy" cost about 1 million and is considered priceless.

Citation: Carving of Abraham Lincoln at Mount Rushmore, ca. 1934 / unidentified photographer. Mount Rushmore monument photographs, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.