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All That Glitters: North Beach Hipster Protest, 1957

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All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram.

All the the writings were created by students at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Many of the source photos used to create the drawings come from the San Francisco Public Library’s Photo Collection.

North Beach Hipster Protest, 1957

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By Cora Kirk and Cefe Vergara-Tucker

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There once was a group quite hippie
Beatniks loved getting real trippy
Till North Beach residents formed a committee
And told police to kick them out in a jiffy.

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Rainbow illusions
Caused by the warm smokey haze
Oh, beatnick parties!

Sweet fragrance of pot
Causing smokey grey haze
A vibrant escape

About the poets: Cora Kirk and Cefe Vergara-Tucker are students at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

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