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Photograph - Leo Sterne & Child near Window, Austria, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 132309

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Leo Sterne as a child and another younger child (possibly Sterne's brother). 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 Stern'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.
Description:
Black and white gelatin silver print
Description Of Content:
Leo Sterne as a child and another younger child (possibly Sterne's brother). with their backs to a window, dressed in formal attire. A floral curtain can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken in Austria.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: portraits, children, windows, migrants, curtains, austrian immigration, formal wear
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Inscriptions: Handwritten on back in lead pencil: [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / [illegible] / 'leo on left'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Austria, circa 1910
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Austria, circa 1910

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