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State Library of New South Wales The Commons Mary George year 1950 Sydney Push movement university students lecturers Bohemians Libertarians I claim no rights other than colorizing this image if you wish to use let me know Tile: Mary [George] in Lincoln Inn, Greek girl in coffee shop, July 1950 from Lincoln Coffee Lounge & Cafe, Rowe Street, Sydney / photographed by Brian Bird The Lincoln Coffee Lounge is said to be the birth place of the "Sydney Push" movement in its early days, just after the war. A popular meeting place for artists & writers, it comprised a mixture of university students, lecturers, Bohemians & Libertarians. Format: Photograph Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales Rights Advisory No known restrictions on publication.


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01/07/18 9:02 PM GMT
Another marvelous colorizing job. The scene becomes much more immediate and relatable with color. The 1950's Sydney Push movement appears to be another intellectual-driven effort to reconcile human nature with the idealized, empathic society that was believed to be attainable at the time. Similar movements flourished for a time in Europe, America and other wealthy societies, but never seemed to gain the traction to accomplish real change. Perhaps intellectuals and their motives have never been completely trusted by society at large, or that humanity's base nature is too resistant to refinement by simply wishing it to be so. Whether that's a good or bad thing is a discussion that will probably be argued by the very last humans. Let's just hope that's a very long way off.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
01/08/18 11:48 AM GMT
How immediate and real this appears. It is a fine photo and has been enhanced enormously by your sympathetic colouring Rob
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
01/08/18 12:22 AM GMT
The master has done it again, bravo Rob! tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
01/08/18 12:49 AM GMT
Some more great work, Rob! And, you got me to do some research about the Sydney Push Movement, so I learned something new to boot.
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
01/08/18 3:29 PM GMT
A great piece of work, I would imagine the 'smoking' would be frowned upon now.
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01/08/18 3:51 PM GMT
Back when smoking was all the rage Rob. Good comments by Russ to accompany your impeccable colorization. Film Noir.....


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
01/09/18 7:54 AM GMT
Love the old photos and I can relate to this one...a common sight and practice at one time, now a no-no...great work again, Rob.
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