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Lantern Slide - Boy Lifting Weights, circa 1940s-1950s Image Reg. No: MM 68940

Summary:
Lantern slide of cartoon showing a boy lifting weights, aspiring to be the strong man depicted in the poster behind him.

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.
Description Of Content:
A young boy stands holding weights, imitating the weightlifter in a poster on the wall behind him.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: weightlifting, 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: Illustration has handwritten signature: 'Clive Davies'.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s

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