The Press: The Great Dane

In a three-story building on Copenhagen's Pilestraede repose more than two centuries of history—all trapped the moment it was made. From Paris, there is an eyewitness recording of Marie Antoinette's composure on her way to the guillotine: "She seemed content to walk toward the moment which should deliver her from her innumerable sufferings." George Washington's obituary supplies the clinical details—"died in his 67th year from inflammation of the throat after 23 hours of illness"—together with a curious compliment: "As long as he was President of the United States, he never gave any of...

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