I only recently found out that the original plan was to sculpt the four presidents all the way down to the waist. I can just imagine the photo pranks that would've gone along with that. :P
TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - CASSIE'S BUCKET LIST "#23) Climb Mount Rushmore… before the facelift." [1922; PW and CW are on the face of the mountains known as the "Eight Grandfathers", both are bundled up] (PW, looking around with a binoculars) "So… Any idea where we're at?" (CW) "I… think this area eventually becomes Teddy's mustache…"