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Lantern Slide - Two Koalas, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 69201

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a photograph of two koalas in a tree. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, 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.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Picture of two koalas clinging to a leafless branch of a tree. The sky in the background suggests that it is daytime.
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: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Wildlife
Tertiary Classification: koalas
Inscriptions: Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text on attached label: '28'.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

Alex Gunn & Sons were at 9 Collins Place, Melbourne 1926-1938.
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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