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Lantern Slide - United States Capitol Image Reg. No: MM 69552

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a photograph of the United States Capitol Building. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.
Description Of Content:
Picture of a driveway leading up to the United States Capitol.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: governments, 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: GOVERNANCE
Secondary Classification: United States Congress
Tertiary Classification: parliament houses
Inscriptions: Text: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2763.
Text on attached label: '6'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

Alex. Gunn & Sons operated from 9 Collins Place 1926-1938.
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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