Colour glass lantern slide of a sketch of two men in front of a timber trestle bridge across a swifly flowing river. One man is fit and dressed in a horse-riding outfit, the seated man is an unshaven and surly. 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

Sketch of a man wearing a brown hat, shirt, riding trousers and boots standing by a bridge over a river. A shady looking man is kneeling behind some bags next to him.

Physical Description

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

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