Summary

Colour glass lantern slide of a drawing ascribing a personality to the physical characteristics of the facial 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

Picture of the faces of two men labelled A and B. Man A has a 'long face, irregular features' and is labelled 'the OUTDOOR man'. Man B has a 'round face, round features' and is labelled 'the INDOOR man'.

Physical Description

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

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