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Lantern Slide - Parthenon Reg. No: MM 106323
- Lantern slide of illustration of the Parthenon, Greece. Made by John Swinson Company Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1940s.
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.
Purchased by the donor at an opportunity shop. The collection was stored in three wooden trays (two compartments in each tray), and 95 slides stored separately. Many of the slides were produced in Melbourne from images and cuttings presumably supplied by Binks.
- Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
- Description Of Content:
- Image is of Parthenon, with people in foreground.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||architecture, temples, psychology, lantern slides|
|Themes this item is part of:||Universal Opportunity League Collection, Walter Samuel Binks, Vocational Consultant and Self-Help Lecturer (1892-1983), Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - International|
|Tertiary Classification:||art & architecture|
|Inscriptions:||Text, edge of slide: JOHN SWINSON COMPANY LTD.|
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Manufacturer:||John Swinson Co Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1940s|
|User:||Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s|