Summary

Colour glass lantern slide of a man, apparently a navigator, and possibly intended to be Sir Francis Drake. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, 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 of Content

Image is of a man sitting on a seat on a cliff overlooking the sea, holding a navigator's divider's and his hand resting on a chart. Three sailing ships and a fortress like building in background.

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.

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