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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Space Gerry & Geraldine Gee & The Space Patrol-Rocket, Melbourne, circa 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 132310

Black and white photograph of Space Gerry and Gerladine Gee in front of the Gerry Gee Space-Patrol rocket, Melbourne, Australia circa 1965.

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.
Black and white photograph on paper with stamped and hand written text.
Description Of Content:
Gerry and Geraldine Gee are positioned in front of a Gerry Gee Space-Patrol rocket for a promotional photograph. Dressed in spacesuit costumes, Gerry Gee wears his spacesuit helmet and Geraldine has hers beside her. An illustrated astronaut is positioned in the top left of the photograph, connected to the Space-Patrol Rocket by a white cord. There is a painted backdrop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 217 mm (Height), 165 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: dolls, toys, german immigration, advertising, marketing, space, austrian immigration, ventriloquism, migrant businesses, spacesuits, set decorations
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Inscriptions: Stamped at top and centre on reverse of photograph in purple ink: 'A / STERNE / PRODUCT / MELBOURNE / MADE IN AUSTRALIA / L.J STERNE DOLL CO. / 121-123 LEICESTER STREET, / CARLTON. N.3. VIC. / PHONE 84-4314'
Stamped at bottom of reverese of photograph in purple ink: 'PHOTGRAPH BY / JOHN SHINGLER / 195 HIGH STREET, ASHBURTON / 25 6457 / When Re-ordering Quote / No.'
Hand written in pencil in centre of reverse of photograph: '51'
Hand written over purple ink at bottom of reverese of photograph: '6593/5'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 6 in. x 8 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965
Photographer: Mr John Shingler, Ashburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965

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