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Mozart for President

I was in the National¬†Museum of Wales the other day, where there is a collection of 18th century portraits on show together.¬† A young man looked at them, smiled, and said, “They’re all Presidents of the United States, aren’t they?” They were not, but I asked him why he thought so. “I like them.¬† They’re … Continue reading

Hiram Cronk’s Funeral

Hiram Cronk’s Funeral

I have just watched the film of the funeral of Hiram Cronk, May 17 1905 in New York. He was 105 years old, the last survivor of the War of 1812. This war has been largely forgotten, and every time I see mention of it in whatever research I am doing, I keep meaning to … Continue reading