GUTZON BORGLUM - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/10/1937 - HFSID 283134
Sale Price $680.00
Borglum signs Guest's Registration No. 19082 in 1937
Document signed: "Mr. & Mrs. Gutzon Borglum/San Antonio/Texas-". 2p. 7x5 front and verso, Guest's Resigtration No. 19082. Additional information in unknown hand. No location,1937 March 10. Borglum registered a one night stay at an unspecified hotel at a rate of $8.00 - including a garage space. Gutzon 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. Filing holes at left margin. Lightly creased. Red pencil mark at upper right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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