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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."

Description Source

Abraham Lincoln Online. http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/lyceum.htm (accessed September 6, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

7 1/4 inches (diameter)

Inscription

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]

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

bowl (vessel)

Class

glassware & ceramics

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

5317

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

America Will Never Be Destroyed Bowl

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