Stone Mountain Park
Carving History


Gutzon Borglum receives a ceremonial drill bit from Virginia Governor E. Lee Trinkle
June 18, 1923


Gutzon Borglum's carving of General Lee's head


Augustus Lukeman (at center) shortly after taking over the carving in 1925


Lukeman's carving beneath Borglum's unfinished carving work


Visible on the right is the 400-foot high elevator added in 1964


At the top are the partially-removed heads from Gutzon Borglum's work