Glass lantern slide of photographic portraits of Bertram S.B. Stevens, Premier of New South Wales and J.T. Lang, leader of the opposition, with skecthes characterising their physiognomy and imputed character. Stevens and Lang held these respective positions from 1932 to 1939. Made by Beavis Studio, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 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

Picture of the faces of two men [Mr. B.S.B. Stevens, Premier and Treasurer & Mr. J.T. Lang, Leader of the Opposition]. Under each face is a diagram which links each man's characteristics to certain physical traits.

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) lantern slide, with image printed on glass.

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