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Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies, circa 1938-1939

De Vivo, Michael


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: 0.04 Linear feet

Summary: The Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies measure 0.04 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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


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.

Language Note

The collection is in English.