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Photograph - Sterne Family Portrait, Austria, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 131946

Summary:
Black and white photograph printed on a postcard. The photograph depicts Leo Sterne as a young boy, with his father and younger brother. The photograph is circular, with a floral design printed as a border.

This photograph relates to the lives of Leo and Hilda Sterne prior to their migration to Australia from Linz, Austria in 1939, joining other family members who had arrived in 1938. The Sternes (originally Sternschein), listed as 'stateless', were probably refugees accepted as part of the Australian Government's Jewish quota intake just prior to World War II. The Sterne's went on to found the successful L.J. Sterne Doll Company. Leo Sterne is recorded as having enlisted in the Citizen's Military Forces during World War II and in 1944 he was naturalised.
Description:
Black and white photograph printed on a postcard.
Description Of Content:
The photograph depicts Leo Sterne as a young boy, with his father and younger brother. The two children are standing in front of their father, wearing straw hats and sailor suits. The father stands behind, wearing a dark felt hat, light-coloured suit, dark necktie and belt. None of the depicted are looking directly at the camera.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 138 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: families, hats, german immigration, children s clothing, moustaches, austrian immigration, belt fasteners
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Inscriptions: On reverse, printed in black ink: 'Correspondenz-karte'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Austria, circa 1900
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Austria, circa 1900

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