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Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies, [circa 1938-1939]

Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies, [circa 1938-1939]

De Vivo, Michael

Collector

This site provides access to the Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 15 images.

Collection Information

Size: 0.1 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael De Vivo is a collector from Bedford Hills, New York.

Provenance

The photographic transparencies were donated in 1988 by collector Michael De Vivo, who received the materials from the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York.

Scope and Contents

The Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies measure 0.1 linear feet and date from circa 1938 to 1939. The color transparencies depict the construction of the presidential portraits atop Mount Rushmore. Several show the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, and others at work on the project.

The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.

This site provides access to the Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 15 images.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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