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Photograph - Leo Sterne in Military Uniform, Linz, Austria, 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 131987

Black and white studio photograph of Leo Sterne in his military uniform, posing with a piano, taken in Linz, Austria, in 1919.

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 white silver gelatin photograph on paper.
Description Of Content:
A studio portrait of a young Leo Sterne dressed in military uniform posing with a piano. His left arm rests on top of the piano, while his right hand rests on the keys. In the background stands a classical sculpture and drapery.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 117 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: portraits, military uniforms, statues, pianos
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Handwritten on back, in pencil: 'Leo Sternschein,/ Linz, [Illeg]/ 1919/ [Illeg]'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Linz, Austria, 1919
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Linz, Austria, 1919

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