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Series 01: Lincoln Coffee Lounge & Cafe, Rowe Street, Sydney / photographed by Brian Bird
Level of Description
Date of Work
Type of Material
ON 180 / 1-55
Photographs : 55 photonegatives ; 6 x 6 cm.
Photographs : 55 silver gelatin photoprints ; 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Shows cafe scenes of artists & local identities, talking, socialising & performing, downstairs in the Lincoln Coffee Lounge. 1. Dick Gooding (on right of door) 2. Clive Hunter, worked at State Library (facing camera) ; Betty Gotch (top of stairs) 3. Betty Gotch (top of stairs) 4. Betty Gotch 5. Betty Gotch ; unknown ; Roger Cox (actor) 6. Betty Gotch ; unknown ; Roger Cox (actor) 7. John Barry, proprietor (standing at rear) 8. Edwin ‘Ted’ Morrisby [?], journalist, friend of Murray Sell [Sayle?], involved in scandal at Sydney Uni (centre) 9. Piers Bourke, artist (extreme left) ; [Maggie Meagher (extreme right)] 10. Piers Bourke (at rear, to right of corner) ; ‘Johnno’ Robert Johnson, student (to left of corner) ; Robert, Frenchman (with hand to chin) 11. Michael Hourihan, in safari suit (near doorway) 12. Roger Cox 13-14. Willy Russell (extreme left) ; Jim Southwell, architecture student (collecting plates) 15. Jim Southwell (collecting plates) ; Zdenek Weiss, Czech student (on right) 16. Anne Barrett 17. Anne Barrett 18. Piers Bourke ; John Barry 19. Piers Bourke ; John Barry 20. Mrs Barry (John Barry’s mother) ; Mary George (Georgiadi’s), father ran George’s restaurant, Pitt Street, Sydney 21. Jean Grenet, Frenchman ; Mrs Barry 22. Unknown ; Margaret Meagher 23. Margaret Meagher, nurse at Sydney Hospital 24. ‘Johnno’ Robert Johnson ; unknown 25-27. Unknown 28. Jane Gardner (centre) 29-31. Unknown 32. [Piers & Maisoni?] ; Jane Gardner (in background) ; 33. Danny Russell, cartoonist & student 34. Dick Gooding, journalist ; or Leonard Teale [?] 35. Mary [George] in Lincoln Inn, Greek girl in coffee shop, July 1950 36. Mary [George] in Lincoln Inn, Greek girl in coffee shop, July 1950 37. Martin Haberman, medical student (organiser of song book) ; or Martin Edie 38. Ede Cohen (usually on cash register) ; or Martin Edie 39. Martin Haberman 40. Martin Haberman 41-55. Dick Preston, radio, film-maker, April 1951
Out of copyright - Created before 1955
Photographs identified by Graham Stone, a Lincoln regular, 2002
Signatures / Inscriptions
Some photonegative sleeves are titled
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. References: `The Push Revistited', Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 22, 1983, p.33 Sex and anarchy: The life and death of the Sydney Push / Anne Combs. Ringwood, Vic : Viking, 1996 Copy Print - PXA 684/1 - 55
Russell, Dan, 1906?-1999
Sydney Push, The
clubs, associations, societies etc.
film producers & directors
restaurants, cafes etc.
Lincoln Coffee Lounge & Cafe (Rowe Street, Sydney, N.S.W.)
Digital order no.
Album ID : 888324
Brian Bird photographs of Sydney cafes, ballet and social life, 1948-1952
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