Colour glass lantern slide of a sketch of two soldiers and a gentleman in morning suit and bowler hat, standing among battlefield ruins. Probably intended as an illustration of a person placed in an incongrous situation or scene. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne Victoria, circa 1930s.

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 man in a blue suit and bowler hat walking in between two men in military uniform who are carrying guns. Their footsteps indicate that they have come from the derelict house in the background. Two other soldiers are standing in front of this house.

Physical Description

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

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