The Mt. Rushmore memorial was still under construction when the photographs for this booklet were taken. The faces of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were done, but the sculptor had barely begun Roosevelt’s face. He completed it before he died in 1941, but his plan to continue the sculptures to show the bodies of the presidents down to their waists was never completed.
“The Black Hills are an ideal place to spend a week, a fortnight or a whole summer,” says the booklet. “But for those who must pay the Hills only a fleeting visit,” tourists can visit the Black Hills as a part of one of Burlington’s escorted tours or take special, two- or three-day tours of the region.