Colour glass lantern slide of an illustrated song promoting psychology. 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.
The song is probably a reworking of 'I Pass By Your Window', originally published in 1916, lyrics by Helen Taylor and music by Australian composer May H. Brahe.
Description of Content
Image is of the words to a poem. Image of a person sitting in a window at top of slide, image of a man at bottom of slide.
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 25 Oct 1990
Lantern Slide, Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.), Colour
Text, on slide: I passed by your window and glanced at the blind,/It left not a shadow of doubt in my mind./I said to myself and myself agreed/"My goodness, Psychology! thats what I need". Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 210 Flinders Lane, Melb. Cent. 2736.
Type of item
82 mm (Width), 82 mm (Height)