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Lantern slide for cinema advertising for H. Collin and Co, Opticians

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Catalogue Number: 3482
Lantern slide for cinema advertising for H. Collin and Co, Opticians
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: V.I.T.A. advertising
Description Of Item: Colour lantern slide for cinema advertising for H. Collin and Co, Opticians, 82 x 81 mm, in red-purple, yellow and green with a picture of spectacles and text reading: H.COLLIN & CO / 329 SYDNEY ROAD / (OPP METHODIST CHURCH} / IF YOU SUFFER FROM HEADACHES / TIRED EYES ETC OR YOU / CANNOT READ SMALL PRINT / CONSULT US / SATISFACTION GUARANTEED / EXPERT REPAIR / SERVICE /APPOINTED OPTICIANS TO 30 LOCAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES / SEE US TO SEE WELL! / V.I.T.A ADVT
Historical Significance: The donor is the son of Melbourne optometrist, Charles Wantrup, who practised optometry in Sydney Road Brunswick. The cinema advertising slide is in the name of H. Collin at 329 Sydney Road Brunswick. He may have started the practice and may have either sold it to Wantrup or the two worked in partnership. At one time the Brunswick practice was known as 'Collin Wantrup' H. (Hermann) Collin is the father of Professor Emeritus H. (Herman) Barry Collin AM.
How Acquired: Donated by Jonathon Wantrup
Date Acquired: Nov 2017
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 11

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