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Lantern Slide - 'Normal Hand', circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 68958

Summary:
Coloured glass lantern slide of a drawing of the human hand, showing the 'Normal Hand'. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Drawing of a 'normal hand'. The 'knuckle of 2nd finger halfway between finger-tip and wrist' is marked on the diagram by the letter A.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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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: Normal Hand
Inscriptions: Text: NORMAL hand/Knuckle of 2nd finger/halfway between finger-tip/and wrist.
Text, on slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2763.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s

Gunn's at 210 Flinders Lane, Melbourne from 1939.
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s

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