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Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies, circa 1938-1939

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Judy Ng
Scope and Contents
The Mount Rushmore monument photographic transparencies measure 0.4 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
Processing Information
The collection was described and prepared for digitization by Judy Ng in 2016.