Lantern slide of colour sketch of a man giving boxes to wounded men, the boxes presumably containing war service medals. Made by Beavis Studio, Sydney, New South Wales, circa 1930s-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

Two wounded men, one with a sling on his leg and another with a sling on his arm greeted by a man, presenting boxes, probably containing war service medals. In the background is a building where another man on crutches can be seen through the doorway.

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.

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