Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Object Number: 
1987.16
Date: 
ca. 1941
Medium: 
Plaster with purplish red-brown stipple finish
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 26 3/4 x 13 in. ( 48.3 x 67.9 x 33 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: proper right front corner: "MT. RUSHMORE/NATIONAL/ MEMORIAL/S.D." signed: center right: "JO DAVIDSON"
Description: 
Proposal for Mount Rushmore Memorial, with George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
Gallery Label: 
This sculpture was submitted to a competition for the project of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. The completed colossal portrait heads at Mount Rushmore were made by Gutzon Borglum and unveiled in 1930-1941
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert J. Coleman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group