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Lantern Slide - Progress in Transport, circa 1940s Reg. No: MM 69425
- Colour glass lantern slide of an illustration depicting progress in air, sea and road travel between circa 1900 and circa 1940. 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:
- Sketch of six modes of transport. Those on the right are older vehicles eg. The First Wright Aeroplane, a ship labelled 8,000 tons and horses and carriages. Those on the right are newer vessels eg. Air liner on Atlantic service, a ship labelled 80,000 tons and a bus and motorcar.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, ships, horsedrawn vehicles, steam ships, buses, flying boats, seaplanes, biplanes, 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:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||images (to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Text: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Text, on slide: THE FIRST WRIGHT AEROPLANE AN AIR LINER ON ATLANTIC SERVICE/8,000 TONS 80,000 TONS.
|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|