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Lantern Slide - Facial Profile & Personality, 'Overdeveloped and Underdeveloped Supremacy', circa 1940s Reg. No: MM 69054
- Colour glass lantern slide ascribing a personality to the physical characteristics of the facial profile. 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.
- Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
- Description Of Content:
- Sketch of two women's faces in profile labelled 'A' and 'B'. Next to drawing 'A' is written 'Long nose with drooping end. The pessimistic personality'. Next to drawing 'B' is written 'Short nose with upturned end. The optimistic personality'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Adult Education|
|Tertiary Classification:||popular psychology|
|Inscriptions:||Text, on slide: A/ Long nose/with drooping end/The PESSIMISTIC/Personality/B/Short nose/with upturned end/The OPTOMISTIC/Personality.
Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text on attached label: '9'.
|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|