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Lantern Slide - Men in Hat Shop, circa 1930s Reg. No: MM 68947
- Colour glass lantern slide of a cartoon sketch of men in a hat shop, with the salesman surprised at the customer's head shape. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s.
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:
- Men in a hat shop. Two men in suits are in the foreground. One points to the other's egg shaped head.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||hats, 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|
|Secondary Classification:||Adult Education|
|Tertiary Classification:||popular psychology|
|Inscriptions:||Text, on slide: GUNNS SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text on attached label: '961'.
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Manufacturer:||Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
Alex Gunn & Sons were operating from 9 Collins Place during 1926-1938.
|User:||Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s|