Carving Jefferson’s eye

“History Lovers Club” on Twitter posted the following photo with caption: “Carving eye on Mount Rushmore 1930s”


This photograph by Charles D’Emery is real, but it was staged. Source: National Park Service (NPS) website.

Correct description via Alamy: “Staged photo of worker hanging from Jefferson’s eye lid on Mount Rushmore. Ca. 1934”

If a history account has 119 thousand followers, I would expect they would check the facts and also remember attribution. Note that this “History Lovers Club” is basically just a picture spam account.

Debunked by Calamity Jane on Twitter.


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