Science Helps Carve Giant Faces on Mountain (Dec, 1938)

Science Helps Carve Giant Faces on Mountain

Huge models in studio are used in carving giant faces on Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills. One inch on the models represents one foot on the mountainside. The models aid in making measurements and taking readings.

Above, director with telephone sits on side of cliff to guide the workers dangling from steel cables. Note huge face in background.

Above, jackhammer driller prepares holes for dynamite in the granite. Blasting then loosens the rock. Right, Lincoln Borglum, son of the Mt. Rushmore sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, holding bundle of small dynamite charges and a bundle of caps and fuses used in blasting.

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