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November 16, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941) Three Typed Letters Signed and Two Signed Picture Postcards.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2764BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941) Three Typed Letters Signed and Two Signed Picture Postcards.
The letters typed and signed on Mount Rushmore stationery, each with a full page sepia-tone photograph of the Washington portion of the monument printed on the verso. All addressed to Arnold Gates, thanking him for good wishes, referring to Borglum's desire to write a book about Abraham Lincoln as a boy, and thanking Gates for sending copies of the book, Amberglow, the three letters from 1939 to 1940, each with folds, 8 1/2 x 11 in.
[and] two cards picturing Mount Rushmore under construction, one postcard showing all four faces, signed by Borglum, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.; the other a photograph on card, inscribed by Borglum, showing Lincoln in an unfinished state, 7 x 4 3/4 in. (5)
Estimate $400-600

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Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln, Arnold Gates