Summary

Lantern slide of photographic portrait of a man. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s.

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

Picture of the head and shoulders of a balding man. He is wearing a white shirt a black tie and a dark jacket and is smiling. There is a maroon/purple curtain in the backdrop.

Physical Description

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

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