Lewis Hine was an excellent photographer in the early 20th century.
Robert Frank was a great photographer. He is best known for his1958 book The Americans which was the subject of an excellent 2009 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art (which I saw) and an accompanying book. Audio related to the exhibit is here.
Frank’s photos were used on the cover for the 1972 Rolling Stones album Exile on Main St. Frank also made a film about the Stones 1972 US tour, Cocksucker Blues, which has never been released. It is on YouTube. The album cover used images from The Americans as well as new photos of the band. The front cover photo is actually a collage.
I have a framed plate-signed print of the album cover.
He’s drinking a beer in a lot of them. Make sure to follow the people on Twitter who post this stuff.
Arnold Genthe was a photographer best known for his pictures of San Francisco’s Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake.
I have autographed copies of several of his photos.
The Band cover photo was from a Kickstarter campaign for a book he did of photos of them.
The other Band photo was released with the Music From Big Pink deluxe edition.
The black and white photo is from Magnum which released editions on 6″ square prints. I have ordered the Nashville Skyline one.
Also from Magnum
More pictures of the exhibit are here.
I also recommend the books by John Kobal.
I was watching Creed II and saw Adrian Balboa’s grave marker. I wondered if it was really in a cemetery. It is! It’s in the really odd Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia which I visited on September 2, 2011. It’s got General Meade (Northern general who won Gettysburg) and Confederate soldiers. It has a store which sells stuff like Death Mints. It has Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas’ grave and a museum-style collection of his memorabilia. You have to see the grave. It has Veterans Stadium seats (which you can still get from Archer Seating) and a giant microphone.
Here are my pictures and clips I found on YouTube.
I like gardening.
From my experience:
Daffodils are easy. They also multiply a lot. Tulips are hard and not worth the trouble.
Irises are great but may take until the second year until they bloom. Once they get acclimated, they produce lots of flowers.
I get all of these from White Flower Farm that was recommended by my uncle Sam many years ago. Their stuff isn’t cheap but the quality is great. I especially recommend Thalia, a daffodil which has several small flowers on each stem.
At my old house, I grew roses. They were a pain in the ass. Great flowers but the plants caught lots of diseases. There are a few photos here of the variety Tropicana.