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Lantern Slide - Two Soldiers & Man among Battlefield Ruins, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 69337

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a sketch of two soldiers and a gentleman in morning suit and bowler hat, standing among battlefield ruins. Probably intended as an illustration of a person placed in an incongrous situation or scene. 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:
Sketch of a man in a blue suit and bowler hat walking in between two men in military uniform who are carrying guns. Their footsteps indicate that they have come from the derelict house in the background. Two other soldiers are standing in front of this house.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: soldiers, 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, printed: GUNN'S SLIDES, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text on attached label: '149'.
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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