Lantern slide of colour sketch of a house or stage scene, apparently depicting a comic opera, Mebbet & Moulton's 'The Magic Kiss'. 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

Sketch of a woman standing in the middle of a room with a chair and table on one side, a few kitchen implements on a bench behind her. On one of the walls is a poster which reads "Bennett & Moulton/ Comic Opera/ The Magic Kiss". The words "The Magic Kiss" can be seen in the mirror/window of the room. A man and woman are standing in the doorway.

Physical Description

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

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