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Lantern Slide - The Mall and Buckingham Palace, London, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 69284

Summary:
Lantern slide of photograph of man and car in Piccadilly Circus, with Anteros Statue in the middle ground. 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.

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 man beside a car in the Mall, London. In the background is Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial statue.
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, on slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text on attached label: '10'.
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
References: The title and content description for this image were modified on15 February 2013 following information received through the Discovery Centre, enquiry 24939 [L.Iozzi]

Comments

graham Posted on 12 Feb 2013 7:22 AM
I am writing to inform you of a major caption error that needs correcting.
http://museumvictoria.museum/collections/items/731194/lantern-slide-piccadilly-circus-london-circa-1940s

This view is of buckingham palace and the mall in London - where Queen Elizabeth II lives. The caption is very wrong and is def not Picadilly circus - stature is Queen Victoria Memorial statue not Eros. see link for proof - http://www.standard.co.uk/news/victoria-to-have-facelift-for-the-big-day-6567972.html

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