Colour glass lantern slide showing cartoon of a man going shopping, apparently directed by his domineering wife. 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

Cartoon sketch of a large woman leaning over a front gate. She is looking rather disdainfully at a little man who has just walked by on the footpath past her house. He is wearing a brown jacket and baggy trousers and is carrying a basket.

Physical Description

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

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