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Lantern Slide - 'Size', circa 1930s-1940s Image Reg. No: MM 68961

Summary:
Lantern slide of a cartoon titled 'Size'. Made by T.W. Cameron, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s-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:
A tiny man wearing a hat and waistcoat and smoking a pipe extends his hand towards a much taller and bigger man wearing a singlet and carrying a mallet. The word 'SIZE' is written in large red letters on the slide. A border of faces surrounds the edges of the slide.
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: Size
Inscriptions: Text, on slide: SIZE.
Text, edge of slide: T.W. CAMERON, Slide Specialist, 430 Bourke St., Melb. Phone 6877.
Text on attached label: '781'.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: T.W. Cameron, Slide Specialist, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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