Lantern slide of the text of a song, 'Lovers are Hand in Hand', 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

Words to a poem/song beginning "Lovers are Hand in Hand, This is the Promised Land, Day-Dreams are spun Laugh, your sorrow is over and half the battle is won. Life's no gloomy race, Light your happy face". Beside the words are small pictures. Three girls are playing a pipe or flute on a staircase at the bottom of which sits an old man in a chair. He is being lassoed by a man with a large smiling round yellow face.

Physical Description

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

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