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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Ron Blaskett, Gerry Gee & Female Ventriloquist Doll with Gerry Gee Dolls, Melbourne, circa 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 131953

Summary:
Black and white photograph depicting Ron Blaskett with the Gerry Gee ventriloquist doll, a female ventriloquist doll and four Gerry Gee dolls including one Geraldine Gee, one St. Kilda Gerry Gee and two Gerry Gee junior dolls.

This photograph relates to products and promotions of the L.J. Sterne Doll Company (1939-1971), a Melbourne doll and toy manufacturer founded by Austrian migrants Leo and Hilda Sterne.
Description:
A black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Ron Blaskett with his Gerry Gee ventriloquist doll and female ventriloquist doll and four Gerry Gee dolls made by the Sterne Doll Company. These include the St Kilda Gerry Gee dressed in St Kilda football team colours, 'The New Look' Gerry Gee Junior doll, 'The First Australian Gerry Gee Junior' and 'Gerry's sister' Geraldine. There is a logo with 'STERNE/ DOLLS' typed in the top right hand corner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 217 mm (Height), 164 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: dolls, toys, australian rules football, television publicity, australian television industry, performers, ventriloquism, migrant businesses
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: promotional appearances
Inscriptions: Stamped on back of photo in purple: 'STERNE/ DOLL/ MELBOURNE/ MADE/ IN/ AUSTRALIA'
Stamped near bottom right corner in purple: 'PHOTOGRAPH/ BY/ JOHN SHINGLER/ 195 HIGH STREET (illegible)TON'
Handwritten in bottom right corner in black: '8/2'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Person Depicted: Ron Blaskett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Commissioned By: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Photographer: Mr John Shingler, Ashburton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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