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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Leo Sterne Painting Lips on Doll, Melbourne, Oct 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 132359

Black and white photograph of Leo Sterne painting lips on one doll with a further five dolls manufactured by the L. J. Sterne Doll Company in the background.

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:
Leo Sterne, holding a fine brush, is painting the lips of a dark haired doll seated upon a round table. A small tin of paint and container of painting tools sits to the dolls right, while a further five dolls stand towards the rear of the table. Furthest to the left, partially obscured by Leo Sterne is a blonde haired doll dressed in a lace trimmed bonnet and gingham dress with lace trimmed apron. Next stands a dark haired doll wearing a veil and wedding dress. In the middle stands a blonde haired doll wearing a large bonnet trimmed with tulle and a knee length dress with a collar. Next is a dark haired doll in a traditional Scottish costume of a shirt and vest with a skirt, beret and scarf made from check fabric. The doll furthest to the right is blonde haired wearing a veil and wedding dress.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 208 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: dolls, toys, german immigration, manufacturing, painting decorating, austrian immigration, migrant businesses, sterne walking doll
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Inscriptions: Written on back, in blue ink: 'The 'Age' / Oct. 1953'.
Stamped on back, in purple ink: 'L. J. STERNE / DOLLS MANUFACTURERS / 14 HEDGELEY AVE. EAST MALVERN / PHONE U. L. 2150. S. E. 5. / MELBOURNE (VIC).'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 6 in. x 8 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1953
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1953
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1953
Other Association (See Comments): The Age Newspaper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1953

Image published in The Age Oct 1953

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