Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest
Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest


by Edgar Albert Guest

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Each print might look a little different since each one is hand aged.


  • Handmade Item
  • Print Sizes: 8 x 10; 8.5 x 11; 11 x 14
  • Frame Sizes: 8 x 10; 11 x 13; 14 x 17 
  • Frame Material: Barnwood
  • Framed with glass
  • Made to order
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    Humor-ous Description: Display a piece of classic literature with its age and character intact. A unique addition to anyone’s den, office, study, foyer, billiard room, or ballroom. Or maybe you want it in the bathroom, and hey, who are we to judge? We could go on and on trying to combine complicated adjectives to motivate you to purchase our product, in fact we wish we could. But we can’t. We're too busy doing things like trying to age paper without it disintegrating in our hands, or getting our fingers stuck in the mechanism of a 71 year-old death-trap of a typewriter. (Wall behind print not included.)

    Humor-less Description: We’ve hand typed the poem Equipment by Edgar Albert Guest. (11 x 14 prints are machine printed using high-quality pigment based inks and are hand-aged.) All our prints use paper we have personally aged through our own multi-staged process. The pictures are taken without glass so you can see the detail, but be assured framed prints will ship with glass installed!

    Processing Time & Shipping
    • Free Shipping: Our products are handmade to order and will ship out in 3 business days. If you need it sooner, please select upgraded shipping at checkout.
    • Upgraded Shipping: All orders with upgraded shipping purchased at checkout will be rush processed and shipped out the next business day (if ordered by 5pm EST).
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    • Returns: Don’t like it? Send it back in 30 days for a full refund! (See the bottom of the page for a link to our full refund policy.)


    Frame Styles
    • Unframed Print (Available in 8 x 10; 8.5 x 11; 11 x 14): Hand-typed aged print mounted on backing board in a protective plastic sleeve. (Shipped in a sturdy-mailer)
    • The Fitzgerald: Hand-typed aged print mounted in a minimalistic 8 x 10 rustic wood frame.
    • The Frost: Hand-typed aged print mounted in an 8 x 10 rustic wood frame surrounded by a hand-twisted copper wire tree. (Copper has patina finish).
    • The Hemingway: Hand-aged 11 x 14 print mounted in a minimalistic rustic wood frame. 
    • The Thoreau: Hand-typed aged 8.5 x 11 print suspended in between two sheets of glass and framed in minimalistic rustic wood. 
    • The Orwell: Hand-typed aged 8 x 10 print mounted in a beautiful multi-depth barnwood style frame. (11 x 13 total frame size.)
    • The Emerson: Hand-aged 11 x 14 print mounted in a beautiful multi-depth barnwood style frame. (14 x 17 total frame size.)
      Poem Text 

      "Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
      You've all that the greatest of men have had,
      Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
      And a brain to use if you would be wise.
      With this equipment they all began,
      So start for the top and say "I can."

      Look them over, the wise and great,
      They take their food from a common plate
      And similar knives and forks they use,
      With similar laces they tie their shoes,
      The world considers them brave and smart.
      But you've all they had when they made their start.

      You can triumph and come to skill,
      You can be great if only you will,
      You're well equipped for what fight you choose,
      You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
      And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
      Began his life with no more than you.

      You are the handicap you must face,
      You are the one who must choose your place,
      You must say where you want to go.
      How much you will study the truth to know,
      God has equipped you for life, But He
      Lets you decide what you want to be.

      Courage must come from the soul within,
      The man must furnish the will to win,
      So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
      You were born with all that the great have had,
      With your equipment they all began.
      Get hold of yourself, and say: "I can."

      Additional Information

      Like the style, but not the poem?
      Be sure to check out our other prints, or create your own custom print!