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The white bowl features a quotation in black paint around its rim. This quotation is often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but it is loosely based on a line from his Lyceum Address, given on 27 January 1938: "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
Abraham Lincoln Online. http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/lyceum.htm (accessed September 6, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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7 1/4 inches (diameter)
at edge of inner rim: America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and Lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. bottom: Abraham Lincoln / [etched makers mark is illegible]
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Oratory
glassware & ceramics
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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