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Oct. 10, 1963: The head of Abraham Lincoln, created by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor known for the 60-foot heads of Mount Rushmore and the carving in the side of Stone Mountain, Ga. The photographer, George Tames, said that only one day each year, the sun shone directly through the Capitol Rotunda at an angle that would highlight Lincoln’s head. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times
Oct. 10, 1963: The head of Abraham Lincoln, created by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor known for the 60-foot heads of Mount Rushmore and the carving in the side of Stone Mountain, Ga. The photographer, George Tames, said that only one day each year, the sun shone directly through the Capitol Rotunda at an angle that would highlight Lincoln’s head. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

Oct. 10, 1963: The head of Abraham Lincoln, created by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor known for the 60-foot heads of Mount Rushmore and the carving in the side of Stone Mountain, Ga. The photographer, George Tames, said that only one day each year, the sun shone directly through the Capitol Rotunda at an angle that would highlight Lincoln’s head. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

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