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Lantern Slide - Male Portrait, circa 1930s Reg. No: MM 69551
- Lantern slide of photographic portrait of a man. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, 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. Binks often used portraits of famous men or distinctive looking faces to discuss his beliefs in the relationship between physiognomy and personality.
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:
- Picture of the head and shoulders of a balding man. He is wearing a white shirt a black tie and a dark jacket and is smiling. There is a maroon/purple curtain in the backdrop.
- 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: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2763.|
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Manufacturer:||Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
Alex. Gunn & Sons at 9 Collins Place from 1926-38.
|User:||Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s|