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Gutzon Borglum Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

GUTZON BORGLUM
Born: March 25, 1867 in St. Charles, Idaho Territory
Died: March 6, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois
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Borglum (1867-1941), born 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 as epic symbols of America. Although the project received some federal funds, these were insufficient to accomplish Borglum's vision. Sale of articles like this one made it possible to complete this national treasure. Borglum, who developed innovative stone-working methods to accomplish the massive project, died in 1941, leaving his son Lincoln to complete the finishing details.
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  • GUTZON BORGLUM 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. read more...

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Gutzon Borglum wrote this letter on the back of a long envelope, explaining that he can't send any autographs because he's probably given away all the good ones. Autograph letter signed "Gutzon Borglum". Written on the back of a 8¾x4 envelope. read more...

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Borglum handwrote this letter from New York about the beauties of spring... and how he hasn't seen any of it because "it has rained - all - day". Autograph letter signed "Gutzon Borglum". B/w, 2 pages, 5x6½, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. read more...

    Sale Price $1,870.00

    $2,200.00

  • The sculptor signed and dated this card from Washington, DC's Metropolitan Club with a small flower in 1923. This card was signed four years before he began designing Mount Rushmore National Monument read more...

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Card signed "Sincerely yours" by the sculptor of Mount Rushmore! Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Sincerely yours/Gutzon Borglum". 3¾x2¾ card. Borglum (1867-1941, born John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum in St. read more...

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Sepia-toned, and rather morbid, photo of an ass-headed gargoyle, signed "A Merry Christmas to you" by sculptor Gutzon Borglum Inscribed photograph signed "A Merry Christmas/to you/Gutzon Borglum" and, on verso, "Ms. Eaton". read more...

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Signed b/w photo of Borglum's sculpture of Lincoln's head in the U. S. Capitol Rotunda. Borglum is probably better known for his much much larger sculpture of Lincoln on Mount Rushmore. Photograph signed: "Gutzon Borglum". B/w, 5½x8 overall, 4x5¼ image, one surface. read more...

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM Signed b/w photograph of Gutzon Borglum's 1910 sculpture Seated Lincoln Photograph signed: "Gutzon Borglum". B/w, 8x5½. Depicts Borglum's sculpture: Seated Lincoln. Also captioned: "Located in Newark, N.J." and "Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor" over which Borglum has signed. read more...

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM 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. read more...

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • Gutson Borglum signed and dated this pamphlet, from a 1914 exhibition of his sculptures, in 1917. This pamphlet was signed 10 years before Borglum began designing the Mount Rushmore National Monument and is a fantastic overview of his early work! read more...

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM White bordered card with a small circular bust photo of Gutzon Borglum, signed by him in green ink in 1926 Inscribed photograph mount signed "Nov -/1926/My Dear Mr Rimple/Shakespear [sic] is my/favorite 'poet'/Sincerely yours,/Gutzon Borglum" in green ink. With pencil notations on verso. read more...

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM The Danish-American sculptor who designed and completed Mt. Rushmore signed this printed pamphlet that contains the speech he used to plea for the support of the American people Pamphlet Signed: “Sincerely yours / Gutzon Borglum” in black ink. Seven pages. 4½x7. read more...

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • Borglum signed this typed letter on his personalized stationery in 1917 about the appreciation that "my Lincoln" has received and about the influence of sculptor Auguste Rodin on him. This letter is dated only 16 days before Rodin's death. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. read more...

    Sale Price $2,040.00

    $2,400.00

  • GUTZON BORGLUM His angry TLS (1925), to someone who has not kept his promise of financial support Typed Letter signed: "Gutzon Borglum", 1page 6x9½. San Antonio, Texas, 1925 November 26. On letterhead of the Hotel Menger to Curtis Freshel, New York City. read more...

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

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