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Lantern Slide - Female Portrait, circa 1930s Reg. No: MM 69471
- Lantern slide of photograph of a younger and older woman. Made by Alex. Gunn & Son, 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.
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:
- Sketch of two women's heads in profile. One is slightly younger than the other. The younger woman wears her hair down while the older woman has hers tied back. Both have dark brown hair and blue eyes. The similarity in their appearance suggests that the two sketches may be of the same lady.
- 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:||Female - Groups|
|Inscriptions:||Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb., Cent. 2736.|
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Manufacturer:||Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
Alex. Gunn & Son at 9 Collins Place from 1926-1938.
|User:||Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s|