On this July 4th weekend we welcome the month of July with looking at the Love Letters from Mount Rushmore book; the hardcover was issued in May 2014. The full book title is Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History. At the end of today’s blog post I include the 1952 US Stamp of Mt. Rushmore Memorial from a previous February 2016 blog post – tomorrow we will look at additional Mt. Rushmore stamps!
About video on Love Letters from Mount Rushmore book
There is a nicely done media kit three-minute video I came across on the book’s release which I’m including an image and link to it. The YouTube description shares: “Richard Caine Cerasani writes the story of his father’s adventure on Mt. Rushmore working with the famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The book is told through more than 400 love letters written in 1940 between Arthur and Mary Cerasani. This is a compelling story of a Marriage, a Monument and a Moment in History…”
Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History
This is from the description of the book.
“The discovery of an old trunk leads to a story of love, opportunity, and yearning set during the carving of Mount Rushmore.
From March to September of 1940, Arthur Cerasani, a sculptor and artist from Rochester, New York, worked on Mount Rushmore, while his family remained over fifteen hundred miles away. Over this vast distance, he and his wife, Mary, stayed connected through letters.
Their daily correspondence reveals the trials of carving sixty-foot heads on a mountain top and highlights the strength of the human spirit. Despite isolation, spring blizzards, summer heat, and the unpredictable moods and fortunes of master sculptor Gutzon Borglum, Arthur Cerasani manages to connect with the carvers of the great monument and grow as an artist.
In telling his father s experience, Richard Cerasani gives readers the tale of many workers on the mountain, some separated from family, all hoping for a future. Using letters and photographs, he shows the human side of the monumental struggle to create Mount Rushmore National Memorial.”
I’ve already ordered a used – very good copy of the book and looking forward to its arrival middle of July!
Mt. Rushmore Stamps
This is a link to the 1952 3c Mt. Rushmore Memorial stamp. It was the header image in my Presidents Day and Presidential Letters blog post from February 15, 2016. Tomorrow we will continue the theme of Mount Rushmore looking at additional Mt. Rushmore stamps. Happy Saturday!
Love Letters from Mount Rushmore book Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History – Hardcover – May 31, 2014; by
Image above showing YouTube view of Love Letters from Mount Rushmore, posted by Tim Welch, Published on May 20, 2014.
Image shown above is US Stamp #1011 – 1952 3c Mt. Rushmore Memorial at Mystic Stamp Company. “U.S. #1011 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial… The sculpture shows the faces of four American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is said to represent the first 150 years of American history.” Included in AnchoredScraps.com daily blog post: Presidents Day and Presidential Letters blog post from February 15, 2016, by Helen Rittersporn.