Digital Repository

Mt. Rushmore, 1930

Mount Rushmore features sixty-foot sculptures of the heads of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the mountain’s granite face near Keystone, South Dakota. This photograph captures the construction of the monument as workers scale the side of the mountain, revealing Washington's emerging face.

Artist unknown, Mt. Rushmore, 1930. Gelatin silver print, P1976.48.83, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.