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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 132332

Summary:
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.
Description:
Black and white photograph on paper with stamped and hand written text. Small red stain on front of photograph near centre.
Description Of Content:
Gerry and Geraldine Gee are positioned with a Gerry Gee Space-Patrol rocket for a promotional photograph. Dressed in spacesuit costumes, Gerry Gee straddles the rocket wearing his spacesuit helmet and Geraldine stands below with her helmet beside her. An illustrated astronaut is positioned in the centre left of the photograph next to Gerry Gee, connected to the Space-Patrol Rocket by a white cord. There is a painted backdrop.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: dolls, children s play, 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 of reverese of photograph in purple ink: 'PHOTGRAPH BY / JOHN SHINGLER / 195 HIGH STREET, ASHBURTON / 25 6457 / When Re-ordering Quote / No.'
Hand written over purple ink at bottom of reverese of photograph: '6593/3'
Stamped at 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'
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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