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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Ron Blaskett, Gerry Gee & Female Ventriloquist Doll with Gerry Gee Dolls, Melbourne, circa 1960 Reg. No: MM 131953
- 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.
- 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.
|Dimensions:||217 mm (Height), 164 mm (Width)|
|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|