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Lantern Slide - 'Duke of Kent Has His Head Read', 1937 Image Reg. No: MM 106342

Colour glass lantern slide of a press clipping from early January 1937, reporting the visit by the Duke of Kent to a London phrenologist. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1938.

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, with image printed on glass.
Description Of Content:
Image of newspaper cutting, including portrait of Duke of Kent.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: royalty, 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: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Adult Education
Tertiary Classification: popular psychology
Original Caption: Duke of Kent Has His Head Read
Inscriptions: Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDES, 9 Collins Street, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text, on slide: DUKE OF KENT/HAS HIS HEAD READ/NOT JOHN BULL TYPE/"Capable of Quick/Decisions".
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1938

Alex. Gunn & Sons operated from 9 Collins Place, 1935-1938.
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s

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