GUTZON BORGLUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 172165
Sale Price $1,105.00
Borglum wrote this letter of introduction to ask the recipient to give his letter or telegram to the bearer and "oblige a very tired a very busy but none the less devoted friend".
Autograph letters signed "Gutzon Borglum.". 1 page, 5x8, 1 sheet folded. On stationery of The Army and Navy Club in Washington. In full: "Dear Mr. Eaton Will you kindly give to bearer my letter or telegram and oblige a very tired a very busy but none the less devoted friend." Borglum (1867-1941, born John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum in St. Charles, Idaho), already famous for creating the great head of Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, was commissioned to begin work on a "shrine of democracy" in 1927. After selecting Mount Rushmore as its site, he began work on 60-foot-high heads of Presidents George Washington (unveiled in 1930), Thomas Jefferson (1936), Abraham Lincoln (1937) and Theodore Roosevelt (1939), chosen to represent epic symbols of America. Borglum, who developed innovative stone-working methods to accomplish the massive project, died in 1941, leaving his son Lincoln to complete the finishing details. Lightly toned and creased. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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