Lot 652: Gutzon Borglum

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2015-11-30 14:52:12

Lot 652: Pamphlet for a speech entitled "Why the Mountain Memorial," delivered by Borglum on New York's Collier's Radio Hour, broadcasted January 18, 1931, 4.5 x 7, seven pages, signed on the front cover in fountain pen, "Sincerely yours, Gutzon Borglum." In part: "Jefferson appears on Mount Rushmore because he drew the Declaration of Independence; Washington, because as the great preciding officer, he guided in council, was great in battle, and made possible and successful that struggle that followed; Lincoln, because it was Lincoln and no other than Lincoln, whose mind, heart and finally life, determined that we should continue as a common family of states and in union forever. Roosevelt…because he completed the dream of Columbus, opened the way to India, joined the waters of the great East and West seas." Holes to left corners, slight soiling, partial separations to horizontal fold and left edge, and some brushing to the signature, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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