Lantern slide of four adult heads, used to illustrate relationship between physiognomy and personality. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 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

Profile of the nose,mouth and chin of four faces labelled 'A', 'B', 'C' & 'D'. Under face 'A' is written 'Mouth with upturned corners the happy minded'. Under face 'B' is written 'Mouth with turned down corners the sad minded'. Face 'C' is labelled ' Thick lipped mouth the sensual'. Face 'D'is labelled 'Thin slit-like mouth the stingy'.

Physical Description

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

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