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"Pushing the Boundaries: A Glimpse into the World of Perseverance and Determination" In Diego Rivera's iconic mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Background imagePushing Collection: sisyphus

sisyphus
Jeffrey Hummel

Background imagePushing Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imagePushing Collection: The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imagePushing Collection: Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile

Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33
DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33

Background imagePushing Collection: Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung

Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imagePushing Collection: Coal Miner

Coal Miner
A miner pushing a coal truck, 1878. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePushing Collection: Meat Market

Meat Market
circa 1890: A young boy pushing a trolley in front of the Central Meat Market at Smithfield. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imagePushing Collection: Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499

Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499
Hong Kong street scene. Pedestrians, carts, rickshaws and signs in both Chinese script and English on a hill street in Hong Kong in the 1890s. At the time, this area was a British colony

Background imagePushing Collection: Gas proof pram, 1938

Gas proof pram, 1938. A resident of Hextable in Kent, invented a gas proof pram in which a baby could be kept safe during an air raid

Background imagePushing Collection: Grimsby Street

Grimsby Street
Busy scene at the Old Market Place and Corn Exchange at Grimsby, Humberside, England

Background imagePushing Collection: Victorian Women Cyclists Pushing their Bicycles, c. 1898

Victorian Women Cyclists Pushing their Bicycles, c. 1898
Photograph showing a group of women pushing their bicycles up a hill; probably somewhere in England in the summer of 1897

Background imagePushing Collection: Immovable - 2 young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move

Immovable - 2 young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move
Immovable - two young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move! As stubborn as a mule... Date: 1907

Background imagePushing Collection: Under Tilmanstone

Under Tilmanstone
A miner working underground in Tilmanstone Colliery, in Kent. Photograph taken using Sashalite lighting equipment

Background imagePushing Collection: Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck

Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck
A Welsh miner, stripped to the waist, pushing a truck in a coal mine

Background imagePushing Collection: Boy pushes his bicycle up a hill in Ebbw Vale, South Wales

Boy pushes his bicycle up a hill in Ebbw Vale, South Wales
A young boy pushes his bicycle up a steep hill in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. Behind is the Ebbw Vale steel works. This was closed by Corus in 2002

Background imagePushing Collection: Early Washing Machine

Early Washing Machine
circa 1860: An early labour-saving machine for clothes washing, comprising a water barrel, water boiler, agitator and mangle. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Background imagePushing Collection: advancing, ambition, ar, augmented reality, breaking, breakout, breakthrough, brunette

advancing, ambition, ar, augmented reality, breaking, breakout, breakthrough, brunette
Woman breaking through glass ceiling

Background imagePushing Collection: Slow Velocipede

Slow Velocipede
A man pushing his boneshaker velocipede bicycle in Holborn, central London, through a heavy traffic jam! Date: early 1930s

Background imagePushing Collection: Broken down Classic 50s American car Havana Cuba

Broken down Classic 50s American car Havana Cuba
The old cars of Cuba preserved since the USA trade sanctions have become the symbol of Cuba. This broken down car being pushed symbolises the collapsed local economy

Background imagePushing Collection: A street vendor with a bicycle selling her flowers in Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia

A street vendor with a bicycle selling her flowers in Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia

Background imagePushing Collection: RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off

RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off
17th May 1952: An RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5864 - We re Flying Five Years Ahead - pub.1952

Background imagePushing Collection: Preparing for the heated term. American cartoon, 1867, on the purchase of Alaska by Billy

Preparing for the heated term. American cartoon, 1867, on the purchase of Alaska by Billy
ALASKA PURCHASE CARTOON. Preparing for the heated term. American cartoon, 1867, on the purchase of Alaska by Billy (Secretary of State William H)

Background imagePushing Collection: The occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium troops, 1923

The occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium troops, 1923. The occupation of the Ruhr between 1923 and 1925, by troops from France and Belgium

Background imagePushing Collection: Picture No. 10848461

Picture No. 10848461
Pebble Mount / Mound Mouse - pushing stone from burrow (Pseudomys chapmani) Date:

Background imagePushing Collection: Men pushing and pulling heavily loaded cart along road

Men pushing and pulling heavily loaded cart along road, Port au Prince, Haiti, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imagePushing Collection: Pan / Woodward / Cptn Hook

Pan / Woodward / Cptn Hook
Peter Pan and Captain Hook fight

Background imagePushing Collection: Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 (oil on jute)

Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 (oil on jute)
MAN89199 Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 (oil on jute) by Valette, Adolphe (1876-1942); 152x114 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: by Adolphe Valette); © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imagePushing Collection: Elderly woman with large number of dogs

Elderly woman with large number of dogs
An elderly woman with a large number of dogs of various different breeds, some of them riding in a cart which she is pushing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePushing Collection: Bobsledding team of four, final push and last person getting on

Bobsledding team of four, final push and last person getting on

Background imagePushing Collection: Stuck In The Mud

Stuck In The Mud
A group of men attempting to push a car out of the mud, which had become stuck on The Hill at the Epsom Derby

Background imagePushing Collection: Reading War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire

Reading War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
During the First World War, the Reading Union workhouse (opened 1867) on Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, was used as a military hospital

Background imagePushing Collection: Coble fishing boat and crew, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Coble fishing boat and crew, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A fishing boat and its crew, somewhere in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales (possibly at Llangwm, near Haverfordwest). The boat is a Coble

Background imagePushing Collection: Cowboys pushing herd at Bison Roundup, Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota

Cowboys pushing herd at Bison Roundup, Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota, United States of America, North America

Background imagePushing Collection: Launch - Cromer Lifeboat

Launch - Cromer Lifeboat
The return of the Cromer lifeboat after assisting a crippled trawler to port

Background imagePushing Collection: A Winter Landscape, 1854. Creator: Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers

A Winter Landscape, 1854. Creator: Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers
A Winter Landscape, 1854

Background imagePushing Collection: Sunbeam, Kenelm Lee Guinness, 1914 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. Creator: Unknown

Sunbeam, Kenelm Lee Guinness, 1914 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. Creator: Unknown
Sunbeam, Kenelm Lee Guinness, 1914 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

Background imagePushing Collection: Littleport Skaters

Littleport Skaters
1st January 1907: Children enjoying themselves on the ice at Littleport, near Ely. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imagePushing Collection: Cotswold village, 1917 (oil on canvas)

Cotswold village, 1917 (oil on canvas)
XPG366362 Cotswold village, 1917 (oil on canvas) by Blacklock, William Kay (1872-1922); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePushing Collection: Find the Fault card No. 13

Find the Fault card No. 13 -- children with swing. circa 1930s

Background imagePushing Collection: Indoor Work at the Old Algachinsk Silver and Lead Ore Enrichment Plant, 1891

Indoor Work at the Old Algachinsk Silver and Lead Ore Enrichment Plant, 1891. Creator: Aleksei Kuznetsov
Indoor Work at the Old Algachinsk Silver and Lead Ore Enrichment Plant, 1891. One of 74 views taken in July 1891 and contained in the albumTipy i vidy Nerchinskoi katorgi

Background imagePushing Collection: Cartoon, Excelsior! (Suffragist as Sisyphus)

Cartoon, Excelsior! (Suffragist as Sisyphus)
Cartoon, Excelsior! A Suffragette depicted as Sisyphus pushing the large boulder of Womens Suffrage up the Parliament Hill

Background imagePushing Collection: The Mad Hatter and the March Hare trying to put the Dormouse into a teapot, c1910

The Mad Hatter and the March Hare trying to put the Dormouse into a teapot, c1910. Artist: John Tenniel
The Mad Hatter and the March Hare trying to put the Dormouse into a teapot, c1910. From Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. [W. Butcher & Sons, London, c1910]

Background imagePushing Collection: The Rival Buses. English cartoon by Ernest Howard Shepard from Punch, 1947, caricaturing U. S

The Rival Buses. English cartoon by Ernest Howard Shepard from Punch, 1947, caricaturing U. S
COLD WAR: BALKANS, 1947. The Rival Buses. English cartoon by Ernest Howard Shepard from Punch, 1947, caricaturing U.S. President Harry Truman (left)

Background imagePushing Collection: Peter the Great goes for a little ride (litho)

Peter the Great goes for a little ride (litho)
976589 Peter the Great goes for a little ride (litho) by Skinner, Edward Frederick (1865-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peter the Great goes for a little ride)

Background imagePushing Collection: Returning from the fields (w/c & bodycolour on paper)

Returning from the fields (w/c & bodycolour on paper)
NGW388596 Returning from the fields (w/c & bodycolour on paper) by Israels, Jozef (Josef) (1824-1911); 21.5x34 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imagePushing Collection: Horn Lane, Acton, West London, W3

Horn Lane, Acton, West London, W3
circa 1910s

Background imagePushing Collection: Echo and Narcissus or Eco e Narciso, Book III, illustration from Ovids Metamorphoses

Echo and Narcissus or Eco e Narciso, Book III, illustration from Ovids Metamorphoses
STC415841 Echo and Narcissus or Eco e Narciso, Book III, illustration from Ovids Metamorphoses, Florence, 1832 (hand-coloured engraving) by Ademollo

Background imagePushing Collection: Hot Dogs, John O Brien of Londons West End, pushes his hot dog stand

Hot Dogs, John O Brien of Londons West End, pushes his hot dog stand from Wardour Mews. He starts his nights work when other people start their leisure. September 1968



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"Pushing the Boundaries: A Glimpse into the World of Perseverance and Determination" In Diego Rivera's iconic mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, we witness a vivid portrayal of the American automobile industry in the 1930s. The workers tirelessly pushing forward, symbolizing their unwavering dedication to progress. Harold Harvey's masterpiece "The Clay Pit" captures a moment frozen in time, where laborers exert their strength to mold clay into art. Their hands push against resistance, shaping beauty from raw materials. A vintage Silver Cross advertisement showcases a mother effortlessly pushing her baby carriage along bustling streets. It epitomizes both maternal love and determination as she navigates through life's challenges with grace. Even nature demonstrates its own form of perseverance - a dung beetle tirelessly pushes its precious ball of dung across vast distances, showcasing incredible strength and resilience. Deep underground, coal miners face unimaginable hardships as they push themselves to extract this vital resource that powers our world. Their courage shines through as they overcome darkness and danger for the sake of providing energy for others. A captivating Hong Kong street scene from the 1890s reveals an energetic cityscape filled with people pushing forward amidst vibrant chaos. Each individual striving towards their goals in this bustling metropolis. Sisyphus, forever condemned to roll a boulder uphill only for it to roll back down again; his eternal struggle embodies humanity's relentless pursuit despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. At a lively meat market, butchers relentlessly push themselves physically and mentally while ensuring quality cuts for customers. Their skilled hands work diligently day after day without falter. During times of uncertainty like World War II, innovation thrived even under adversity - exemplified by Gas Proof Pram from 1938 which allowed mothers to protect their babies while confidently navigating gas-filled environments during air raids. Grimsby Street presents us with an image reminiscent of old-world charm, where individuals push through the daily grind with determination and resilience.