Coloured glass lantern slide of a drawing of the human hand, showing the 'Normal Hand'. 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.

Description of Content

Drawing of a 'normal hand'. The 'knuckle of 2nd finger halfway between finger-tip and wrist' is marked on the diagram by the letter A.

Physical Description

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

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