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The print features a black and white bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln that is similar to Anthony Berger's 1864 portrait photograph (Ostendorf-92). To the portrait's right, a quotation attributed to Lincoln appears. The print was originally enclosed in a rectangular frame held together by taped edges. However, the tape has disintegrated, leaving the framed work in pieces. Thus, the print was removed for preservation, but the frame was retained for its documentary significance.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 176.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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4 7/8 X 7 15/16 inches (print)
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print on paper
recto of print: I am not bound to / win, but I am bound to be true / I am not bound to succeed, but I am / bound to live up to / what light I have / I must stand with / anybody that stands / right; stands with him / while he is right and / part with him when / he goes wrong / Abraham Lincoln / COPYRIGHT 190G BY M.T. SHEAHAN, BOSTON, MASS. verso of frame: ... The ... / Master Mind Series / (Copyright 1906) / A collection of thoughts from Master Minds / with Portraits / One Hundred Subjects) For Sale by Dealers the World over / Sheahanï¿½s Good Motto Cards / MAKE THE WORLD BRIGHTER / M.T. Sheahan, / Art Publisher / Boston, - Mass.
black-and-white print (print on paper)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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