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Lantern Slide - Personality Type & Occupational Selection, circa 1930s-1940s Image Reg. No: MM 69528

Summary:
Lantern slide of cartoon showing a serious looking manager, possibly and employment manager, and three jovial applicants of very different disposition and character. Made by H.B. Green & Co, Brisbane, Queensland, 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. This slide would have been used to demonstrate the presumed relationships between occupation 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Sketch of three men, one dressed all in red another all in green the third all in blue. They are standing, grinning before a rather solemn looking man who is seated at a desk.
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 paper binding: 'H.B. Green & Co, 242 Edward St, Bris.'
Text on attached label: '271'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: H.B. Green & Co., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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