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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., 'Beach Girls', Melbourne, circa 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 132331

Black and White photograph of two dolls in swimming costumes manufactured by the L. J. Sterne Doll Company.

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.
Description Of Content:
Two dolls dressed in swimming costumes and head wear are displayed on a floral surface with a solid background. The doll on the left has dark curly hair, wears a striped one piece bathing suit and carries a towel. The doll on the right had blonde curly hair and wears a black two piece swimming costume. The world 'MELBOURNE' is visible in the top right hand corner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 130 mm (Height), 92 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: dolls, hats, children s play, toys, german communities, german immigration, swimwear, austrian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Inscriptions: Stamped on front, in purple ink: 'STERNE / DOLL / MELBOURNE / MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
Stamped on back, in purple ink: 'L. J. STERNE / DOLLS MANUFACTURERS / 14 HEDGELEY AVE., EAST MALVERN / PHONE: U. L. 2180. S. E. 5. / MELBOURNE (VIC.)'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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