Jefferson on Rushmore

Sunday, April 29, 2012
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I first posted the above picture of the early stages of the carving of Mount Rushmore in the post Mount Rushmore, Stone Mountain and Crazy Horse. In it you can see a face to the left of Washington. That was going to be where Jefferson was carved, but the decided the rock was unsuitable so they moved him.

I found some pictures from the design phase of Rushmore, and as you can see all of the figures moved around a bit. The final picture is from later in the carving process, where the four are in their familiar positions.

The pictures are from La boite verte, which has a few other good pictures from the carving of the monument.