National Geographic : 1937 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE rnotograpn Dy Waiter Il. Edwards AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS PROFILE IN ROCK SCANS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM ITS LOFTY PERCH Does the Old Man of the Mountain, officially called the Profile, and widely publicized by Nathaniel Haw thorne as the Great Stone Face, smile or frown? The bowlder in the foreground, the best vantage point, marks the debating ground for this subject (page 89). "It was a happy lot for children to grow up to manhood or womanhood with the Great Stone Face before their eyes," wrote Hawthorne, "for all the features were noble, and the expression was at once grand and sweet, as if it were the glow of a vast, warm heart, that em braced all mankind in its affections, and had room for more. It was an education only to look at it."