Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lewis Hine: Forgotten Genius

Power house mechanic working on steam pump

In 1936, Hine was selected as the photographer for the National Research Project of the Works Projects Administration, but his work there was never completed.
The last years of his life were filled with professional struggles due to loss of government and corporate patronage. Few people were interested in his work, past or present, and Hine lost his house and applied for welfare. He died at age 66 on November 3, 1940 at Dobbs Ferry Hospital in Dobbs Ferry, New York, after an operation.[7]
After Lewis Hine's death his son Corydon donated his prints and negatives to the Photo League, which was dismantled in 1951. The Museum of Modern Artwas offered his pictures but did not accept them; but the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York did.

Pelosi Fades

Some saw her as historic. Others saw her a 100 pound bull in a china shop with spiked heels and not as nearly as nice. All knew, for good or bad, she was a force to be reckoned with.

Nancy Pelosi fades as power player

But her hands would have been idle if she had stayed in Washington: The White House didn’t want her involved in the talks.

Payback is never fun so it is best when one remembers there will be a tomorrow when people look back to how they were treated. 

There are a lot of people remembering.

AP poll shows 6 in 10 Americans want spending cuts, not tax hikes

Among the public, 62 percent say they favor cutting government services to sop up the red ink. Just 29 percent say raise taxes.

If AP polling is reporting "6 in 10" I would think the actual number is 8 in 10 Americans want spending cuts, not tax hikes.