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Photograph - Hilda & Leo Sterne, Piazza San Marco, Venice, circa 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 131981

Black and white photograph of Hilda and Leo Sterne at the Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, circa 1928.

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.
Black and while photograph on paper.
Description Of Content:
Hilda and Leo Sterne in the Piazza San Marco. The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (commonly known as Saint Mark's Basilica) is in the back ground, and the pair, dressed in coats and hats, are surrounded by pigeons.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 139 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: hats, churches, birds, travel, holidays, architectural arches, holidaying, italian art, coats, refugee week
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Life Stories
Inscriptions: Handwritten on back, lead pencil: 'Leo + Hilda'
Printed on back: 'Cartolina Postale'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 3½ in. x 5½ in.
Place & Date Depicted: Venice, Italy, circa 1928
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Venice, Italy, circa 1928
Person Depicted: Mrs Hilda Sterne, Venice, Italy, circa 1928

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