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Lantern Slide - Facial Types, Indoor & Outdoor Man, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 69558

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a drawing 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Picture of the faces of two men labelled A and B. Man A has a 'long face, irregular features' and is labelled 'the OUTDOOR man'. Man B has a 'round face, round features' and is labelled 'the INDOOR man'.
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
Inscriptions: Text, on slide: Long face,/irregular features/The OUTDOOR/Man/A/B/Round face, round features/The INDOOR/Man.
Text, edge of 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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