Rorschach Test Glass Slides

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Accession Number: 2015.psy.155.1-3


Objects consist of ten glass slides in a cardboard box (155.1), a paper note (155.2) and the original butcher’s paper wrapping (155.3). The slides consist of two glass plates with various ink blots between them held together by tape along the edges. Slides 1 and 4 have blue tape, slide 6 red tape and the remaining slides black tape.

Alternative Name: Rorscharch Plates

Primary Materials: Glass, Paper, Ink


On the butcher paper wrapping: “Mr. Roy Ross, Psychologist; Toronto General Hospital.” Also: “Rorschach Plates – Slides-“. Also: “GLASS”

Paper note: “December 5/58 Dear Roy, Thanks very much. The slides are not perfect, but they are the best that I have seen yet. Al”

On the cardboard box: “Rorschach Slides; Rorschach Slides E I”

On the slides: Labels 1-10. On slide 6 (with red tape): “Beacon; Film Service Toronto”

Dimensions (cm): L = 10; W = 9; H = 4


To display Rorschach ink blot tests for use in psychological testing.


Good. The butcher-paper wrappings are slightly torn and the cardboard box shows signs of grease or residue.

Manufacturer: Beacon Film Service Toronto?

Date of Manufacture: Mid 20th Century


Department of Psychology, University of Toronto