Colour glass lantern slide of a cartoon sketch of two explorers meeting. Probably intended as a depiction of the meeting between David Livingstone and H.M. Stanley in Africa. Made by Beavis Photographic 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.

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

Sketch of a group of men standing outside a hut. A European looking man followed by a group of men with dark skin, one of whom is carrying an American flag is approaching another European looking man in a blue jacket and trousers. Behind the latter stands two men dressed in white robes with white turbans.

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.

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