I Am Not Bound To Win Abraham Lincoln Print

I Am Not Bound To Win Abraham Lincoln Print


M. T. Sheahan


Creator Role

publisher copyrighter


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.

Description Source

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

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1906


4 7/8 X 7 15/16 inches (print)

Materials and Techniques Display

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 / Sheahan�s Good Motto Cards / MAKE THE WORLD BRIGHTER / M.T. Sheahan, / Art Publisher / Boston, - Mass.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Quotations

Work Type

black-and-white print (print on paper)




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Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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I Am Not Bound To Win Abraham Lincoln Print