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Photograph - Leo & Hilda Sterne among Group of People on the MS San Marco, Italy, 24 Nov 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 131991

Black and white photograph of Leo and Hilda Sterne, possibly with Hilda's sisters, among a group of people on the deck of the MS San Marco, off the coast of Italy, 24 November 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 white photograph on paper postcard support with hand written and printed text. Round stain on reverse of photograph, left hand side.
Description Of Content:
Leo and Hilda Sterne seated among a group on the deck of the MS San Marco. They are posing for a commemorative photograph for a holiday trip off the coast of Italy on 24 November 1928, possibly with Hilda's sisters.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 84 mm (Height), 133 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: families, german immigration, postcards, austrian immigration, ship memorabilia, holidaying, black and white photograph
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Printed on front of photograph: '7 / PORTOROSE - VENEZIA, 24. Y11.28.'
Printed text on top centre of reverse of photograph: 'CARTOLINA POSTALE / CARTE POSTALE / 'RAJAR'
Hand written in pencil on right hand side of reverse of photograph: 'Portorose, Leuiren [illeg] 1928.'
Format: Postcard: Black & White; 5½ in. x 3½ in.
Place & Date Depicted: Italy, 24 Nov 1928
Ship Depicted: MS San Marco, Italy, 24 Nov 1928
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Italy, 24 Nov 1928

Leo and Hilda Sterne and Hilda's sisters are possibly depicted.
Person Depicted: Mrs Hilda Sterne, Italy, 24 Nov 1928

Leo and Hilda Sterne and Hilda's sisters are possibly depicted.

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