Colour glass lantern slide of an illustration of different types of pigeon breeds. Made by Beavis 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

Picture of an outstretched arm/hand surrounded by five different pigeons. Two of the birds are sitting in a tree in the background. The three closest to the hand are standing on the grass which is covered in flowers.

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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