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