Colour glass lantern slide of Windsor Castle, England, viewed from the entrance gate. 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

Photographic image Windsor Castle and entrance gates. A guard in the traditional British red uniform and beaver hat. Another man in a suit stands on the other side of the gates.

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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