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Lantern Slide - Male Portrait, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 69522

Summary:
Lantern slide of photographic portrait of a man. 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. 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Illustration of a man's face. He has brown hair and is wearing a brown suit and a white shirt. One of his fingers rests against his face in a thoughtful pose. The picture is surrounded by a decorative border.
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, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
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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