Lantern slide of cartoon showing a boy lifting weights, aspiring to be the strong man depicted in the poster behind him.

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

A young boy stands holding weights, imitating the weightlifter in a poster on the wall behind him.

Physical Description

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

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