Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture’s roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. These men were chosen because all four played important roles in American history. The four presidents carved on Mount Rushmore National Memorial represent key themes of the nation’s history. Symbolizing freedom, liberty and the power of a dream, they have stood for 75 years high above the Black Hills, inspiring generations of families and visitors from all over the world. Image circa 1985.
With this image we conclude the posting of slide images converted to digital format. Hope you enjoyed the 1980’s images from all over the world.
Faces of Mt. Rushmore
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. America’s Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the 60-foot faces of four great American presidents who represent the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. Image circa 1985.
Crazy Horse is the world’s largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Born in 1840 along Rapid Creek, Crazy Horse rose to become one of the most powerful and most recognized Native American figures of the Lakota Indian Tribe. Korczak Ziolkowski began work on Crazy Horse Memorial in 1948. Once complete, this tribute to the Lakota leader will be the largest mountain carving in South Dakota, and the world.
At the time when these images were shot in 1985, the memorial was but a dream. The sculpture in progress is of the Lakota warrior Chief Crazy Horse astride a stallion with his arm and pointed hand stretched out over the horse’s mane. It’s taking awhile. The Crazy Horse Memorial — taller than the Washington Monument and well over two football fields wide — has been 64 years in the making.
Chief Crazy Horse Memorial
Just a Dream
Continuing posting of images converted from slides, now images from United States.
Devils Tower is a laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains in northeastern Wyoming. Image circa 1985.
The amazing Windsor Castle is the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.
The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breath-taking, in fact it is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and it’s where The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends..
Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower has been known as the Sydney Tower Eye and other names. Opened to the public in 1981, the tower at 1,014 feet tall, is Sydney’s major tourist attraction. Images circa 1987.
Sydney Tower at Night
Opened in 1932, as the largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbors. The famous bridge took eight years to build using 53,000 tons of steel and six-million hand-driven rivets. During construction, the two steel halves of the towering arch met in the middle of the span. The bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. Image circa 1987.
Sydney Harbor Bridge