Colour glass lantern slide of eight facial types, focussing on the lower half of the face in profile. 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
Drawings of eight mouths and chins in profile.
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 25/10/1990
Gunn's Slides, 210 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s
Gunn's Slides were located at Cathedral House, 210 Flinders Lane (cnr Quirk Lane), Melbourne, from 1939-1960.
Lantern Slide, Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.), Colour
Text, on slide: Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4/Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8. Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736. Text on attached label: '832'.
Type of item
82 mm (Width), 82 mm (Height)