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Lantern Slide - Pigeon Breeds, circa 1930s-1940s Image Reg. No: MM 69499

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of an illustration of different types of pigeon breeds. Made by Beavis Studio, Sydney, New South Wales, 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.

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 an outstretched arm/hand surrounded by five different pigeons. Two of the birds are sitting in a tree in the background. The three closest to the hand are standing on the grass which is covered in flowers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: pigeons, 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: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Ornithology
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: Slide by BEAVIS STUDIO, 502 GEO. ST., SYDNEY.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Beavis Photographic Studio, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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