TIL that the images on Mount Rushmore were supposed to be carved down to the waist, but the death of the sculptor and the onset of WWII ended the project early.

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There’s an alternate universe where they started from the bottom now there’s just a mountain of eight huge feet


Waist not, want not


Good thing they didn’t start from the waist and work their way up. Just imagine people traveling to South Dakota just to see Lincoln’s fly.


IIRC the original artist died and his son finished it to the point its at now and didn’t fully finish because of WWII defunded the project.


Wish it had ended before they started it. What a disgusting thing to do.