Monday, February 15, 2016

Postcard Post: Mount Rushmore


Presidents Day!!

Many people see today as a holiday and a day for great sales...

Today is a day to remember and celebrate those individuals who have lead this great country of ours, especially George Washington the 1st president and our 16th Abraham Lincoln.  President's Day is now celebrated on the third Monday in February.

Mount Rushmore is an amazing monument to honor four leaders of our country: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.



This postcard was mailed from Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota to Port Blakeley, WA in 1937.
 
This postcard was most likely printed and sold to help raise funds for the project.  During its construction there were times they lacked funds, during those times construction stopped.
 
Construction started in 1927 and was completed in 1941!
Enlarged for easy reading!

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See another one of my Mount Rushmore (under construction) postcards HERE!

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection!

2 comments:

Chris Overstreet said...

How unique! I love that they printed it on the cheap, but that it's lasted so many years.

Beth Niquette said...

What a great find! I love this--what a treasure--I believe this postcard is quite unique. Thank you for posting! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!