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Maker(s):Friedlander, Lee Norman
Culture:American, born 1934
Title:Mt. Rushmore, 1969
Date Made:1969 (print, ca. 1976)
Type:Photograph
Materials:gelatin silver print
Place Made:South Dakota
Measurements:sheet: 11 in x 13 7/8 in ; 27.9 cm x 35.2 cm; image: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in ; 19.1 cm x 28.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1985.8.42
Credit Line:Gift of Steven M. Jacobson (Class of 1953)
1985-8-42.jpg

Description:
Tourists inside and outside of park building with view of Mt. Rushmore reflected in window; man with camera and woman with binoculars in center foreground

Label Text:
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, built 1927–41, comprises sculpted portraits of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The monument was constructed on Lakota Sioux sacred land in violation of federal treaty. It remains highly contested today and indicative of the federal government’s history of violence against Native Americans. Friedlander used reflection as a device to embed the monument within a social environment that invites consideration of the role of tourism in perpetuating some national narratives.

Lisa Crossman, 2020

Tags:
binoculars; cameras; figures; men; mountains; people; photography; reflection; sculpture; tourism; women

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