Gutzon Borglum

Political cartoonist Herblock once wrote his boss for a raise. In the letter, he said that he didn’t mind having a low salary, but he hated to see to see his dog looking wistfully at scraps of food. The letter was effective: He got a raise. Of course, Herblock got to meet many celebrities in his line of work and in his personal life. Herblock once met Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor behind the presidential faces on Mount Rushmore, and then dropped the name in conversation with a young woman who did not recognize it. Herblock explained that Gutzon Borglum had sculpted Mount Rushmore, and the young woman replied, “Oh, that Gutzon Borglum.”

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