“Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the works of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of me they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.” ~ Gutzon Borglum
Gutzon Borglum and another man hang from the sculpted forehead of President George Washington on Borglum's famous monumental sculpture at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on May 31, 1932.
Drillers, suspended in slins fastened with cables to the winches at the top of the mountain, work on the George Washington head of the Mount Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on July, 22, 1929.