The best pictures are by Adolph von Menzel and Hans Makart, with whose early underappreciation Hitler perversely identified.
Time whitewashes evil, or not. Mr. Edsel expressed his opinion this week that more and more curios like Mr. Pistone's album would surface now that the last surviving veterans are dying.
“Emotional value doesn't transfer across generations,” is how he put it. “People don't inherit passions.” One man's private memento becomes another's opportunity to sell something on eBay, notwithstanding that German and American authorities insist that artifacts like the Linz album are cultural property that shouldn't be sold.