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Lantern Slide - Aboriginal Man & Woman at a Carousel, circa 1930s-1940s Image Reg. No: MM 92639

Lantern slide of a cartoon by cartoonist Stan Cross of an Aboriginal man and woman standing by a carousel at a fairground. Made by T.W. Cameron, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s-1940s.

It is one of a set of over 420 lantern slides, used by lecturer Walter S. Binks, a popular psychology and vocational guidance lecturer based in Melbourne, Victoria. Binks gave lectures throughout Australia in the 1930s and 1940s. Binks advertised his lectures as associated with the Australasian Opportunity League or Universal Opportunity League.
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Coloured drawing of a crowd of people at a fairground. An Aboriginal man and woman are standing beside a carousel and several people in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Geoff Tennant, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: racism, indigenous peoples, fairs carnivals, carousels, lantern slides, cultural stereotypes
Themes this item is part of: Universal Opportunity League Collection, Walter Samuel Binks, Vocational Consultant and Self-Help Lecturer (1892-1983), Images & Image Making Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Objects & Cultural Stereotypes in Museum Victoria Collections
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Adult Education
Tertiary Classification: popular psychology
Inscriptions: Printed on lower margin: "T.W. Cameron, Slide Specialist, 430 Bourke St., Melbourne".
Numbered on label lower right, side one: "25".
Numbered on label lower right, side two: "153".
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Artist: Stan Cross
Manufacturer: T.W. Cameron, Slide Specialist, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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