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Lantern Slide - Diploma, Universal Opportunity League, 1941 Image Reg. No: MM 106351

Colour glass lantern slide showing a Diploma issued by the Universal Opportunity League, Melbourne to Frank Bertram Bond, dated 1 March 1941. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne Victoria, circa 1940s-1950s.

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. The diploma shows at the top the building on the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne, in which Binks had his office.

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) lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Image is of a diploma presented to a student.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: 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: Universal Opportunity League Diploma
Inscriptions: Text, on slide: UNIVERSAL OPPORTUNITY LEAGUE/DIPLOMA/This is to Certify/Frank Bertram Bond/Has completed a Course of Instruction in/APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY/Under the direction of/Universal Opportunity League.
Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Organisation Named: Universal Opportunity League, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Mar 1941
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s

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