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Lantern Slide - Men Playing Cards, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 69350

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a cartoon sketch of men playing cards. 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, with image printed on glass.
Description Of Content:
Cartoon sketch of a group of four men sitting around a table playing cards. A man in the foreground is smiling and pointing up to his hand which contains an Ace, a King, two Jacks and a Joker.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: card games, 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: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Card Games
Tertiary Classification: playing cards
Inscriptions: Text, on slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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

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