Lantern slide of portrait photograph of a man. 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. Binks often used portraits of famous men or distinctive looking faces to discuss his beliefs in the relationship between physiognomy and personality.

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

Front on picture of a man with brown hair, wearing a dark jacket with his hands clasped.

Physical Description

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

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